Cohen’s Story

by Patty Lakinsmith on November 22, 2010

Not every child in the Beads of Courage program is able to pick out their own beads for their courageous acts.  Some children are so young, so tiny that their parents are the ones who receive and hold the beads, and who are the major beneficiaries of the arts in medicine treatment.

This is the story of Cohen, a baby boy who was born in June with multiple congenital heart defects, and who left this earth 12 days later after a number of surgeries and some very tender care.  Cohen’s mom Megan has written a wonderful, poignant series of blog posts documenting her pregnancy and Cohen’s challenges.  If you’d like to read their story from the beginning, start here.  You can read about Cohen’s Beads of Courage and see how important his beads are to his parents here.  I was deeply touched by the love emanating from this blog, and I think you will be too, as Megan has shared something very, very precious with her readers.

Cohen’s father Brent with some of Cohen’s beads.

Megan writes that the beads given to baby Cohen during his brief treatment (and they were many) will be cherished forever, as they hold his memory close to their hearts.

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