On Christmas Day 2019, YouTuber Brittani Boren Leach and her husband Jeff discovered their 3-month-old son, Crew, unconscious after putting him down for a nap. Unfortunately, by the time the baby boy was rushed to the hospital via an ambulance, it was too late.
And as the distraught mom of five revealed in one of her many Instagram updates during that difficult time, she and Jeff ultimately made the decision to donate her son’s organs to those in need. On December 30, Brittani wrote, “Our sweet Crew went to be with Jesus today. I rode on the bed with him to the O.R, with Jeff walking beside me as the surgical team pushed us through the halls.”
Now, four-and-a-half months after laying their sweet baby Crew to rest, Brittani and Jeff are sharing incredible news.
Actually, we will just let the video the mom shared on Instagram on May 4 speak for itself.
The Leach family is expecting a rainbow baby in December 2020.
“Sent straight from Heaven and without a doubt, hand-picked by big brother Crew himself,” Brittani wrote when sharing their big news. “Estimated to arrive on December 1, 2020. We wanted to announce in a way that honored our sweet Crew, so thank you Elliott Beltran for this amazing video.”
And in a separate post, Brittani explained what was going on in their lives when she first discovered she was pregnant with a rainbow baby. For those of you who have never heard that term, it’s used to describe “a baby born subsequent to a miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of an infant from natural causes.”
“The day I found out I was pregnant, was a week after we moved into our new house, and the Coronavirus pandemic had just begun to hit hard. That night I told Jeff I was pregnant, and we cried. We cried tears of joy and happiness, tears of sadness, tears of nervousness, and tears of hope. God has sent us the biggest blessing in the midst of many difficult trials and we are so thankful.”
Brittani then went on to express her thanks for all the kind well-wishes she received after announcing their exciting news. “‘Thank you’ could never be enough to say how grateful we are for all of your kind words on yesterday’s announcement. So for loss of a better word, ‘Thank You,’ from Jeff and I both, we are so grateful to have the love and support from so many people we’ve yet had the privilege to meet. We are so excited to meet this little heaven-sent blessing that big brother Crew has picked out just for us.”
Congratulations to the entire Leach family!
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.