Parents: Mary Brinkley & Connor DeAngelo
Hometown: Magnolia, Texas
Carried to term, lived a few hours
Emmalynn Nicole’s Story
As a mother and father to be you are so happy expecting a beautiful new chapter to begin with the birth of new life, but On October 20, 2014 our happy little family recieved news that forever changed us. The news was that our little angel we were planning to have was diagnosed with Trisomy 18. The blood test that had been administered to Mary was a test for the three major diseases that they look for in infants, trisomy 18, trisomy 13 and trisomy 21. Our greatest fear was confirmed on that day when the results came in. Like most worried parents Mary and I did our research on the and found out that the disease was fatal and that most of the babies didn’t live past 2 months if they even made it past birth. I can’t tell you how many tears we cried but it was probably enough to make a river overflow. Emmalynn was a little warrior as the months went on she grew on a normal scale all the way up until the last few weeks and danced and jumped in mommy’s tummy. We never knew how long we would have with her but we knew that time would be filled with love and compassion. On February 21, 2015 Emmalynn was born into the world. She was only with us for a short time that day but she will forever be in our hearts.