Eli T.

Little Eli was to pass away the day he was born, on October 12, 2021. He was born to Patrick and Teresa with autosomal polycystic kidney disease. Eli, his mother says, was “born early from complications in my pregnancy. His heart was strong, but he couldn’t stay in any longer.”

Tragically, Patrick and Teresa had lost two children previously to the same condition. “His sister Elizabeth was ten days old and his brother Josie was 12 days old.” While they were at Seattle Children’s Hospital fighting for Eli’s life, “Our doctor mentioned that baby sea turtles from birth have to find their way to the ocean. So in a way, Eli’s struggle in life was because his ocean was heaven. Now all three of our children will be safe and healthy in heaven.”