Remembering Tommy

On March 23 at 12:20 pm an angel graced the world in Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Weighing in at 6 lbs, 13 oz and 19 inches, Tommy Morrison, otherwise known as baby Tommy, began his journey into the world.

I first learned of Baby Tommy through a friend who informed me that her co-worker was in need of prayer for their newborn baby, who after birth, was discovered to have the disease CMV. I was sent a link to Caringbridge, a website which offers free personalized websites that support and connect loved ones during critical illness, treatment and recovery. CaringBridge was a true Godsend as individuals across the world are notified instantly via email of the progress of loved ones. Mommy and Daddy were amazing at keeping everyone informed as Tommy experienced miracle recovery progress and on his not so good days as well. CaringBridge truly allowed everyone to be involved in Baby Tommy's days in the hospital.

Tommy exited the world at 7:20am on May 3. Though his time here was brief, he emulated what it means to be strong and courageous and blessed. I am deeply saddened by the passing of this angle who i've grown to love via a distance, yet I know that Baby Tommy is looking down from heaven and smiling on us all. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that Tommy be remembered through memorials to the Intensive Care Nursery at The Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Tommy, you will be missed.

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