A devastated new father had just lost his wife, and as his newborn baby arrived at just 24 weeks gestation, the dad tragically had only a short time with him. He wanted to sing and play his guitar for his little boy before he passed away, and one of those songs was captured in a heartbreaking video.
Chris and Ashley Picco were happily expecting a baby boy they planned to name Lennon, when disaster struck. She was forced to deliver their infant when she was only 24 weeks pregnant, and she didn’t survive his birth. Unfortunately Lennon’s prognosis wasn’t good, and his grieving father knew their time together was limited.
Their friend reports that during her pregnancy, Ashley noted that their baby seemed to enjoy when music was played nearby. Chris asked if he could bring in his guitar and serenade their little boy during his final hours — a wish that was granted. One of the songs he played, a Beatles song called “Blackbird,” was recorded, and his friend uploaded it to YouTube.
Chris reported that little Lennon sadly passed away just a day after this video was made. “My little fighter, Lennon James Picco went to sleep in his daddy’s arms late last night,” he wrote. “I have been so blessed and honored to love him before he was formed, to cherish him while mommy carried him, meet him face to precious face, and hold his perfect little body while we said ‘goodbye for now.'”
Family and co-workers have established a fund for Chris to help him out financially as he goes through this difficult time.