Reality Star Danielle Milian Shares Sad News of Her Newborn Son's Passing (PHOTO)

danielle milianOur heartfelt condolences go out to Danielle Milian: The reality star's newborn son Richie, who was diagnosed with omphalocele while Milian was still pregnant, has passed away. Milian took to Instagram to share the sad news of her loss, and to pay tribute to her son's brief life.

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"Yesterday I was blessed with the birth of my Richie Bear. Unfortunately, last night he took his place with the Lord and we said goodbye," Milian captioned her photo. "I so appreciate the prayers and support from everyone. He touched my heart and was perfect in so many ways."

Absolutely heartbreaking. Omphalocele is a life-threatening condition in which organs develop outside the body; in Richie's case, the disease was diagnosed during an ultrasound in March when a technician spotted his stomach, gallbladder, spleen, and liver outside his torso. The Christina Milian Turned Up star and her husband, Richard Dickerson, were advised at that time to terminate the pregnancy, but Milian was committed to giving her baby boy a shot at life (her niece was born with the condition and is now a healthy 15-year-old). 
 

"I said to [Richard], 'Could you live with this?' Because I know [I] can. I know I could be in a hospital every day," Milian said at the time of Richie's diagnosis.

"As a mother, I will do whatever it takes for my child ... No matter how long he has in this world, I could not imagine taking his chance away."

Milian certainly did everything she possibly could, and there are no explanations in the world that can make sense of a tragedy like this one. We can only pray that this family heals from their unspeakable loss over time.


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