Father Plays Guitar and Sings to Premature Son in NICU

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In this heartbreaker of a story, Ashley Elizabeth Wood loved helping people. She created a life for herself in the service of others. In the wake of 9/11, Ashley traveled to New York City from her home state of California to volunteer at Ladder 10 Fire Station at Ground Zero, known for its bronze memorial wall in honor of their fallen heroes. There she met another volunteer, Chris Picco. The two fell in love and married.

Eventually, Ashley became pregnant, and the couple were joyous about starting a family. Chris, who plays guitar and sings beautifully, would sing to his child in utero.  When she was 24 weeks pregnant, Ashley unexpectedly died at age 30. At that time, an emergency C-section was performed, which resulted in the premature birth of Lennon James Picco.

The baby was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit. Just as he had done before little Lennon was born, Chris played and sang the Beatles' "Blackbird" to his son. This video is footage of Chris playing for Lennon. Tragically, the infant also passed away after clinging to life for three days.

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"Blackbird" is one of my favorite songs as it is. Shown in this context and I could barely talk for about 5 minutes after I watched it. So terribly sad.
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