Christina Milian’s Sister Mourns Death Of Newborn Son

August 27, 2015  |  

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Christina Milian’s sister, Danielle Milian, gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday, August 26. Sadly, the tiny infant, whom she named Richie, died shortly after birth.

“Yesterday I was blessed with the birth of my Richie Bear,” Richie’s grieving mom wrote on Instagram Thursday. “Unfortunately, last night he took his place with the Lord and we said goodbye. I so appreciate the prayers and support from everyone. He touched my heart and was perfect in so many ways.”

According to Us Weekly, Richie was diagnosed with omphalocele—a life-threatening condition that causes organs to forms outside of the body—during a routine ultrasound in March.

“The tech said, ‘I can’t see the sex…because I am seeing…intestines, Danielle recalled, explaining that her son’s stomach, gallbladder, spleen, and liver could be seen outside his torso. “I was told there’s almost a 53 percent chance of mortality.”

Although she and her husband, Richard Dickerson, were advised by a doctor to terminate the pregnancy, Danielle decided to give her son a chance at life.

“I said to [Richard], ‘Could you live with this?’ Because I know can. I know I could be in a hospital every day,” she said. “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.”

Wednesday, Christina also took to Instagram with an emotional message announcing her nephew’s passing.

“The last 24 hours have been an emotional roller coaster, but I’d like to thank everyone for being so supportive throughout my sister Danielle & Richards pregnancy. The both of them have shown the true measure of courage and faith for the last nine months, and I can’t praise them more.

Our family was blessed to have met our little Angel Baby Richie. We were fighting for him and with him the whole way and are now coping with the direction in which fate took. I ask that you keep him and our entire family in your prayers– Especially Danielle, Richard, Naomi & Dj and know that we’ve all been touched by our little Guardian Angel. His memory will forever live on in our thoughts and our hearts.

May he now rest in peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Stay blessed.”

The last 24 hours have been an emotional roller coaster but i'd like to thank everyone for being so supportive throughout my sister Danielle & Richards pregnancy. The both of them have shown the true measure of courage and faith for the last 9 months and I can't praise them more. Our family was blessed to have met our little Angel Baby Richie. We were fighting for him and with him the whole way and are now coping with the direction in which fate took. I ask that you keep him and our entire family in your prayers– Especially Danielle, Richard, Naomi & Dj and know that we've all been touched by our little Guardian Angel. His memory will forever live on in our thoughts and our hearts. May he now rest in peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father . 💙 stay blessed.

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We send our prayers to the Milian and Dickerson families during this difficult time.

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