After a photo of two newborn twins hugging went viral on Facebook, one of the babies pictured has died while trying to fight a rare disorder.
The photo of Hawk and Mason Buchmeyer of Fort Pierce, Florida, warmed many hearts as the photo accumulated more than 120,000 reactions and 28,000 shares on Facebook. In the photo, Mason can be seen hugging his newborn twin brother.
Hawk died Wednesday from CDH, or congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
According to WPEC, CDH is a condition "in which a hole in the diaphragm allows abdominal organs to move into the chest." This prevents the lungs from performing normally and leads to them being under-developed. The news organization added that the disorder "occurs in less than .001 percent of newborns."
"Our hearts are saddened this morning as our sweet little man was called home to be with Jesus. He went very peacefully, and we know he's no longer suffering. Please give us some time to grieve and try to start the healing process," the family wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
Read more at WPEC.
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