It’s been one month since YouTube star Brittani Boren Leach‘s infant son Crew passed away. As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Leach discovered her 3-month-old son unresponsive after putting him down for a nap on Christmas Day.
After rushing him to a nearby hospital, Leach, and her husband Jeff, made the decision to donate their young son’s organs.
And on December 30, as Leach wrote on Instagram, “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.”
Several days later, the mom of five revealed that Crew’s donated organs saved the lives of two children. She wrote:
“We got the bittersweet call a few days ago, that his liver saved the life of a 1-year-old boy, and his heart saved the life of a 7-month-old boy. He would be 4 months old today, and every fiber of my being misses him every single second of the day. But I have peace knowing that he was THE miracle that another family prayed for, and we pray that we are able to meet these precious boys one day. In three short months, he has touched and changed more lives than most in their lifetime, and despite the pain, I’m so proud God chose me to be his Mother.”
Despite the heartbreak Leach and her family have endured over the last month, the YouTube star has remained fairly open and honest during this difficult journey. And in one of her most recent Instagram posts, she talked about how she’s been responding to people who ask about Crew.
Brittani Boren Leach Explained Why She Tells People Her Late Son Crew Is ‘Good’
Leach began by explaining, “Today I wanted to get out, so I went to get a pedicure where I’ve always gone for a few years now. I was hoping they wouldn’t… but sure enough, they asked, “How’s your baby?” Not because they know what happened, but because I had brought him with me a few times.”
And the mom admitted she answered their question with a simple, “Good!” She continued:
“What else do you say? HOW do you say it? When do you say it? The more I sat and thought about it, the more I realized that he is good! He’s in Heaven! As Cooper would say, ‘He’s flying!’ He will never experience the hurt, pain, and sadness of this world.”
She then added, “He will never experience the pain of ‘losing’ a child. I hate the term, ‘losing’ or ‘loss’ because I didn’t lose him, I KNOW exactly where he is. And I just can’t wait to see his smile again. I miss it so so much.”
Thousands of people responded to Leach’s post, including Amber Smith, who lost her 3-year-old son River in a drowning incident in June 2019. Amber wrote, in solidarity:
“I remember feeling so bad when I went to get a pedicure for River’s funeral. Like people would see me and think, ‘her baby just died, why is she getting a pedicure?’ I hate that the enemy sneaks in like that. I wanted my toes red, his favorite color. I’ve painted them red ever since. I’m so sorry you have to answer that question. It’s so hard, but you’re so right! He’s good! He’s happy! And he would want his mama to take care of herself and get pampered! Still praying for you every day and I still need to come hug you and get coffee soon.”
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.