A Trisomy 18 Angel

Lillian has the most kissable nose, the most gorgeous blue eyes, curls that went on for miles, and a smile that can brighten every star in space. She is an absolute warrior and smiled through every storm that she sailed through. I can’t think of anyone happier than our girl. She has the BEST laugh.

Diagnosed with Trisomy 18 at 27 weeks gestation, we were told not to expect Lils to survive to birth and if she did, she would have a less than 5% chance to see her first birthday. Lillian was with us for 4 years, 10 months, and 12 breathtakingly beautiful days before a surgeon perforated through her liver during a routine procedure that lead to her leaving her earthy home for heaven. She is a rule breaker in the very best way and even till her very last breath she didn’t let her extra chromosome stop her.

Lillian changed the life of so many people and brought thousands closer to the Lord. People who have never prayed got on their knees for our girl. We know that her story is not over—she will continue making an impact on everyone who hears her story. We are so proud of her not only for being as brave as she was but for the impact she made on this earth and we cannot wait to see her again heaven side.

Lils, mama misses you more than words could ever express. You changed me for the better and I promise I will continue to keep telling your story and spreading your love to the world. I love you more than life itself. One day closer to you!

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