Nelson R-O.

Born on September 21, 2002, Nelson eventually developed a brain tumor, which took him from us on October 9, 2017. In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by a five-year-old brother, Lucas. “He was an always smiling, curious child, a compassionate, loving boy,” his mother says. “I’ll always remember his happiness.”

Nelson also had a bit of a sixth sense. “When I was pregnant with Lucas and didn’t know it yet, he pointed at my belly one day and told me: ‘Baby.’ I found out two weeks later that I was pregnant.”