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Parents knew their baby would die; how they documented his 10-day life is unforgettable


A couple who knew their infant son was going to die spent the time during his short life in an unforgettable way, Today reports.

Zion Isaiah Blick lived for only 10 days, but his parents made sure his memory is living on via Vimeo and Instagram.

Twenty weeks into the pregnancy, Robbyn Blick learned that her unborn son had a fatal genetic abnormality known as Edwards syndrome. Many babies with the syndrome die either before birth or within the first month afterwards.

Robbyn and her husband Josh said there was never any doubt that their son would be born.

Zion was born on Jan. 11 and weighed 4 pounds 7 ounces, according to USA Today. He tragically passed away on Jan. 21, but his father said in the Vimeo video, “You did more in your 10 days on Earth than I could ever hope to.”

Josh, a pastor, and his wife are devout Christians. They said Zion’s brief time on Earth taught them about God’s love and hope after death.

“The journey was long. My heart was broken. My body grew weary,” Robbyn told Today. “But my soul was anchored. Anchored in hope.”

Sources: Today | USA Today


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