I haven't been eager to write this. As a mother the death of anyones child is difficult to realize and fully process. Lennon has passed, he passed on August 21st, two days after his birth, peacefully and surrounded by his family. The Myers family story is truly inspirational, the amount of love and grace that they showed Lennon speaks as to how pure their love for him was. I hate the cliche if you love someone let them go, but there is such truth in it in this situation. Little Lennon was very sick, besides having no kidneys or bladder he was also born before his lungs were fully developed so his lungs had a small hole in each side. There are medical interventions such as kidney dialysis that may have prolonged Lennon's life but with no guarantees or promises, just a very sick baby, Josh and Cara had to consider Lennon more than themselves.
His short time here Lennon was so incredibly loved by his family that they let go of their own agendas to end his suffering while surrounding him making his passing both gentle and beautiful. Josh and Cara Myers made the decision that no parent should ever have to make and they had so much love for Lennon that they let him go instead of holding on for themselves. Little Lennon, in the two days you were here earth side you showed and were shown so much true love.
Please help show your support for the Myers family, we are donating $10 of every Love necklace to the Myers family, which will now go to funeral expenses. We've only made 100 of these and it's important to us to reach this goal, we want the Myers Family to know that they too are loved and supported.
This little baby has shown us so much in his small life. He has shown us through his family what true love looks like. When you wear the Love necklace, remember Lennon, remember the ultimate sacrifice that his parents made for him, the love that surrounded him before he was even born and the truest purest love that you can possibly experience earth side. Remember that love and remember to spread that love to all around you, we are all someones child.
Here is a beautiful excerpt on what Josh had to say about his son and his passing,
You see sometimes and more often than not Love calls us to give something up unselfishly instead of clinging onto it. As much as we loved little Lennon from the moment we laid our eyes on him we loved him too much to hurt him or even drag him through OUR fight. Lennon wasn't about us. Lennon was about Lennon. Lennon was about Love. We don't blame God at all. Lennon had some sick little guy issues that no baby should ever have to suffer through. Please hear me in this. Sometimes the fight isn't the thing you're fighting but the fight is letting go of self. We aren't special, we just chose from the moment we found out about Lennon that we would let love win.
Read more from Josh Myers and the story of Lennon here.
If you can and would like to make a larger donation to they Myers family, please do so here.
You can find Love for Lennon on Facebook.
Hey everyone, Lennon is here and he and his family need our love and support now! This is from Go Shout Love:
Friends, sweet baby Lennon surprised us all and was born today. He is a month early and was born 2Ibs 12oz. As most of you know, Lennon is our August feature and he was not due until the end of September and had been diagnosed with Renal Agenesis. The Myers went for a routine appointment earlier today only to find out it was critical for Lennon to be born ASAP. Lennon is stable, but in critical condition. Tiffany and Jessica from Go Shout Love have been at the hospital most of today and our photographer, Jessica was able to capture Lennon's birth. Lennon has a lot of hurdles to get through, but he is strong and is a fighter! We know this community can show up BIG and we are asking for that right now. Please pray and please shower Josh and Cara in love and encouragement and support over at Love For Lennon. They may have some very difficult decisions to face soon and they need our love and support more than ever. Please please pray and please surround them with love. We will update with details as we get them. Please share this if you feel led and let's rally the troops! #loveforlennon
We have our Love necklaces for sale, proceeds go to Lennon and his family to help with their medical bills. Keep Lennon in your thoughts, this little babe is in for a fight.
This month we are working with Go Shout Love again for a very special little baby. Little Lennon Myers hasn't been born yet, he is due next month and once he's here he will need a lot of extra care. His story is already a very special one.
Lennon has been diagnosed with renal agenesis, which is when one or both kidneys fail to develop. Renal agenesis is a genetic condition that affects 1 in 750 babies which little Lennon's parents, Josh and Cara know all too well. On the morning of September 11th, 2001 Cara gave birth to a baby boy Zachary Mathew. Zachary also had renal agenesis and was unable to get life flighted out of the hospital due to the grounding of all planes after the terrorist attacks. Tragically Zachary was not able to receive the help he needed and did not make it. Now lightning has struck their family again yet they are still hopeful in Lennon.
Josh and Cara are facing difficult and emotional road as they prepare for Lennon's arrival, not to mention the financial burden that comes with needing a team of specialists. This month we have created a limited edition necklace just for Lennon. With the inspiration from his namesake (that would be John Lennon) we have created the Love necklace because all you really need is love and we want to surround this little baby with love. The Love necklace comes in silver and with an adjustable chain. We will be donating $10 of every sale of the Love necklace to the Myers family, they are a very limited edition with 100 made so don't wait and donate to this baby. Help us spread the love to him and his family.
We are just over the halfway point in June, that means you only have 2 more weeks to help support this courageous little guy! Little Si is the perfect example of what our curve bar stands for. Life threw him a huge curve at birth with his chromosomal abnormality but this little dude not only keeps on fighting but he does so with a smile. Okay, he is a baby, I'm sure he isn't all smiles but check out his Facebook page, Mighty Si, and his little face will light up your day. Help us support his family in caring for him by ordering a curve bar for yourself, a great reminder to keep fighting for what you want, even through the curves life sends your way, just like Silas has done from the start of his young life. We will donate $10 from every bar sold to his family, just use the code mightysi in the coupon code box.
Check out Go Shout Love for more ways to help Silas and his family.
photo from Mighty Si
Hey ladies, we want to see your heart yourself fashion. Snap a photo of you in your favorite Heart Yourself necklace, tag us and use #projectheartyourself so we can see you and feature you on our page. Share those beautiful faces with us!
We were recently contacted by the ladies at Go Shout Love about an adorable little boy that is struggling with a rare gentic disorder. Little Si was born with a genetic abnormality that is so rare it doesn’t even have a name, you can read more about him on his facebook page Small Dude.
We are honored to be able to help Si’s family by donating $10 from every curve bar sold through the month of June directly to his family to help pay for Si’s care. Just enter the code mightysi at checkout.
photo taken from Small Dude
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