in honor of Rudy


Rudy was born on March 26, 2008, at 11:13 am. He passed away on April 3, 2008, at 6:30 am. He was the son of Mike and Lina, and the little brother of Adina, Marissa, and Michael. “We really don’t have an answer or understand what he had,” his mother says. “All we know is something happened when he was developing that caused brain damage and a lot of birth defects.”

Rudy’s mother remembers loving everything about him. “He was our little miracle, our little fighter, our little angel. He wasn’t even going to make it to birth, and yet he lived for seven days.” She particularly wants people to know “that we loved him so much. And we thank him for those beautiful days with him, and for him showing us that he knew who his mommy and daddy were.”

Rudy’s sisters each have written a letter about him. “We loved our baby brother Rudy when he was at the hospital and at home, and we still do and miss him a lot,” writes Marissa, who is eight years old. Adds Adina, who is ten: “When we visited my baby brother I wanted to stay with him in the hospital, for memories, but we didn’t get to. I have a little turtle and a blanket., and I also wrote a lot more, but I didn’t get to give any of it to him!”


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