Mourning A Very Special Heart Hero

Shortly after Rudy’s diagnosis, we connected with three families whose heart babies were all born in 2008…Moriah Nelson who was born in January, Katie Manning in May, Logan Elliott in August and then there was our Rudy in October.  Each of these families grew to become an important part of this journey for our family…friendships born out of heartbreaking circumstances but were encouraging and inspiring and supportive on such deep levels.  Sadly, Katie passed away in November of 2008, Logan passed away in October 2009 and we just got word this evening that Moriah passed away today (December 1) after a two week battle with endocarditis (infection in the heart) and ultimately septic shock.  Our hearts are broken.

Moriah was a beautiful girl with an infectious smile and a powerfully determined spirit.  The miracle that was her life inspired so many and truly glorified God with every breath.  The strength and faith of her parents, Justin and Victoria, blows my mind.  They are living my nightmare…there are no words!  Please join us in praying for this precious family as they navigate through their loss and grief…May God engulf them with His healing presence and surround them with His protective love.

Sweet hearts…literally!
Sweet hearts…literally!  Rudy and Moriah in November 2013
a little Moriah love...
a little Moriah love…
Precious! Rudy and Moriah in August 2012

Love you Moriah.  Your life means a great deal to our family…always will.

13 thoughts on “Mourning A Very Special Heart Hero

  1. So sorry for Moriah and her family. I can only imagine the nightmare you feel when this happens. Praying for Moriah and her family and for all of the Geylings. God has His plans for Rudy, I hope it is to continue sharing blessings with all of us!

  2. I am so sorry to hear this. I will pray for her and her family. I cannot say I understand the feelings her family is experiencing but I know all too well those that you all are feeling. Will be thinking of all of you too. Kathy

  3. Trish, this hits close to home for me, as you know about my niece, Tori. My heart goes out to your family and your very dear friends. I do not know this family, but know at least a bit about what they are going through, and tears are on my cheeks right now for all of you.

  4. Oh god I am so sorry I have been following both your families for some time now & this is such horrific news. Both your families are always in my prayers.

  5. So sorry for the loss of such a special little girl. 😦 Have been praying for all of Rudy’s friends over the years as they all have a special place in my heart. Praying for comfort for all those who knew her and will feel her loss the most. Praying always for Rudy as well, that he will continue to thrive and move forward from here. (((((Hugs)))))

  6. We are so sorry. Our hearts are broken when you lost your little angel Moriah last night. We are thinking of your family, and we are praying for your family. Love all you

  7. Ah, sweetheart. This is so, so hard. I remember this lovely child and am heartbroken with you that her journey on this side of heaven has come to an end. What a light and what a gift. I can only imagine how this hits you. Oh, my.

  8. There are no words…. may this little angel go home! May you take joy in each smile and laugh and lean hard on God’s perfect love, knowing that through this world, we are just passing through. Hallelujah!

  9. What a loss for Moriah’s family, your family, and all who knew her. It’s evident she brought much joy to others and was a true friend to Rudy. I keep you in my prayers.

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