Andrey K.

Little Andrey was born on July 14, 2017, with trisomy 18, a severe congenital heart defect, club feet, and cysts in his brain. He passed away just short of one month later, on August 12. “We were amazed and how alert and calm Andrey was, despite his medical condition,” his mother says. “He was a calm but tough little fighter.”

Andrey’s parents remember vividly the short time they had with him. “After he was born, it took him several hours to achieve a good skin color. His breathing was weak. Once he caught up, he did wonderful for four weeks—enough to cuddle and love him He then calmly passed away in his sleep.”