Mom Picks Up 3-Month-Old Daughter, Notices She’s Completely Limp, Makes Unfortunate Discovery

Parents Gemma Williams and Jason Thomas have launched a campaign for all newborns to get tested for heart conditions after their three-month-old daughter died.

According to The Mirror, the couple had taken their daughter, Lexi, to a sale in Next to see what kind of outfits they offered.

“I went to touch Lexi’s face but she didn’t react,” Williams said. “Then I realized something wasn’t right and I shouted for help.”

A customer who was medically trained reportedly rushed to Lexi’s side and tried to resuscitate her while the couple waited for an ambulance.

“I didn’t think it was real. Before I knew it my child was gone,” Williams said. “The pain will never go – I have just learnt to cope with it.”

Lexi was found to have a rare illness known as total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage, which means that very little oxygenated air is pumped around the body.

Now, Williams and her husband have called for all newborns to get the “pulse oximetry” test, which could catch potential heart conditions.

Williams noted that the test is necessary, since she doesn’t want other families to suffer from the same experience she did.

Since Lexi’s death, Williams has created a petition on Change.org to require the test for newborns, in addition to the other checks that are already carried out.

Williams has argued that health boards wouldn’t even have to spend extra money on the test.

Williams and her husband have since had a healthy baby boy named Oliver. He is currently five months old.

Husband Dies Of ALS. Just 2 Hours Later She Gets Call That Brings Her To Her Knees

Tessie and John “Sly” Sylvester met when they were working at a youth soccer camp in 2001, and right away it seemed like they were a match made in heaven.

The two bonded over “their love of soccer, their dedication to their families, their strong faith and their belief in giving back to the community.” Friends say the two of them could “light up a room with their smiles.”

They married and had two sons – Gus, 6, and Freddy, 5 – and lived some very happy years together.

Then came a devastating blow. John, a former professional soccer player for the Minnesota Thunder, was diagnosed with ALS.

For six years, Tessie cared for her husband as his body grew weaker. She was the sole breadwinner for the family and worked hard to take care of her family, maintaining a positive attitude through it all.

But on June 16, 2017, John looked at her and told her he knew it was going to be his last day on earth.

“John and I just kept crying and praying and he kept telling me ‘It’s going to be okay, it’s going to be okay,’” Tessie recalls.

A little while later, he was gone. Then, as Tessie began to make funeral arrangements, she was dealt another devastating blow.

She was on the phone with the funeral director when she got a call from her doctor. “That’s when she said, ‘It’s cancer and it doesn’t look good,’” Tessie recalled.

A routine checkup and blood work led to Tessie’s diagnosis of adenocarcinoma, a type of cancerous tumor that forms in mucus-secreting glands. It’s unclear where the cancer began, but it has metastasized to her liver and lymph nodes, meaning surgery is not an option.

Tessie was shocked when she heard the diagnosis. “I wasn’t tired, I wasn’t sick, I wasn’t in pain,” she said.

After years of taking care of her husband and being the rock in the storm for her family, she now has a new battle to fight, but she is determined to face this one head on.

“I always thought it wasn’t fair what happened to John, but he always had such light to him,” she said. “I don’t want to say it’s not fair yet, because I’m not ready to give into it.”

Tessie is terrified of leaving her sons without their mommy or their daddy, so she plans to do everything she can to fight this cancer, starting with chemotherapy.

Tessie is self-insured and won’t be able to work while she is undergoing the treatments, so her friends have started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover the family’s needs during this difficult time.

It will not be an easy battle, but Tessie knows she will have some help from above.

“I think John went when he did because he knew that I needed some protection from another place, to stay with our boys,” she said.

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Husband Dies Suddenly, Leaving Wife With 8 Kids. Then She Remembers He Was Acting Strange In Bed

James Green always wanted to be a dad to a large brood. So when he and Cloe discovered they were expecting their first child, he could not have been more excited. And after the birth of their second child, the couple from Great Britain knew they wanted a big family. They just didn’t realize at the time how big it would actually get.

Each time Cloe started to think another baby was out of the question, James would wink at her, smile and say, “Just one more Clo.’

James was born to be a father. While Cloe was a full-time mother, James worked his job remotely so he could be there for his children while providing for them. He brought the kids to school, work at a coffee shop, pick the kids up from school and spend the evenings playing with them until bedtime. He was active, energetic, loving and seemingly healthy.

When their fifth child was born with cerebral palsy, James and Cloe decided to stop adding to their family. Cloe went to the doctor and was fitted with a contraceptive implant.

But lo and behold, the device failed. Cloe got pregnant unexpectedly, and James said it was meant to be.

Cloe and James went on to have a total of eight children, after which they agreed that their family was finally complete.

On December 4, 2015 — just 12 weeks after welcoming their last baby — life changed in an instant.

Cloe woke up in bed and realized James wasn’t breathing.

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Cloe and James were young and in love. While women tend to be the more baby-minded gender in a committed relationship, James was always the one who talked and dreamt about having kids — and lots of them. He was a big guy with a heart of gold, and lots of love to give.

When Cloe Green was just 17 years old, she and James had their first child, a son named Leo. It came as quite a shock, but the couple from Great Britain quickly realized they made great parents.

After the birth of their second son, Levi, Cloe and James were sure that they wanted a big, happy family.