Eliot Hartman Mooney (20th July 2006 – 27th October 2006)
Matthew and Ginny Mooney were told that their unborn son had Trisomy 18 and was “not viable for life.” But baby Eliot was born on 20th July 2006, and lived for 99 days. His father, Matthew said “I’ve never beheld a life more beautiful than his.” After Eliot died he said “Thank you, Eliot. You were the joy of mine and your mom’s life.” At Eliot’s funeral, his family released 99 balloons to honour each day that Eliot lived. Among the many gifts he gave his parents was a passion to help special needs children and their families. The video story of Eliot’s short life has become a YouTube sensation.
Watch his story on YouTube below