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