Beautiful Photos Capture Family’s 10 Days With Baby Zion, Who Died After Birth

International   Steven Ertelt   Feb 6, 2014   |   12:15PM    Washington, DC

As LifeNews reported this week, when Zion Isaiah Blick was born on January 11, his parents Joshua and Robbyn knew he would not have long to live. He was diagnosed with Trisomy 18m, a terrible fetal anomaly that cost him his life shortly after birth.

So the Illinois couple made sure they appreciated every precious moment – and documented his short life in a series of touching images. He passed away on January 21 after struggling to breathe, but his parents, who are devout Christians, said his short life taught them about life, God and love.

So often when a baby is diagnosed with a condition like Trisomy 18, doctors will encourage parents to consider an abortion. But Robbyn and Josh Blick, when they found out their baby had the condition at 20 weeks, they never gave aborting little Zion Isaiah a second thought.
Sadly, despite the fervent prayers of Josh’s congregation where he is a pastor, Zion died 10 days after birth. But the couple has no regrets at giving Zion a chance at life.

Below are a set of pictures released today by the London Daily Mail that celebrate litle Zion’s short life:

Joy: He's just a bit smaller than my usual 10lb babies

Welcome! Robbyn and her husband Josh smile with baby Zion after he was born on January 10

Meeting his brothers: Zion's three big brothers dote on him as they meet him in the hospital

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Tender moments: Baby Zion is pictured with his father, who is a pastor, on his fifth day