In 2013, Lindsey Lourenco died after a six-year battle with leukemia. Lindsey first found out that she had cancer when she was 12-years old. She had countless rounds of chemotherapy and went into remission four times before passing away at the young age of 18.
Her father, Tony Lourenco, recorded her mother singing to Lindsey as she was dying in the hospital.
“My 18 year old daughter, Lindsey Lourenco, has been battling Leukemia for almost 6 years. Five times this cancer has ravaged our child and after years of chemotherapy, radiation, a bone marrow transplant and a lot of prayers, her days are literally numbered. She has been unconscious for almost a week now, her pain mostly under control and her comfort our only concern.
To celebrate Lindsey’s 1-year transplant date in 2011, my wife, Darlene, wrote Lindsey a song. She has sung it only once at our daughter’s celebration and it was an emotional performance.
Last night I came into Lindsey’s hospital room to find Darlene strumming a borrowed guitar and singing to our little girl. She wanted Lindsey to hear her song one more time and I felt compelled to pick up my phone and record it.
I truly believe that even though Lindsey is in a coma, she can hear her mother singing and feel the love all around her. I can’t help but think that even in the most difficult and painful time of our lives, there are moments of beauty and powerful, unconditional love.
An unedited, unrehearsed, completely raw and shaky recording of a mother singing to her dying daughter, my precious daughter, Lindsey: Love you forever, baby girl.”
Watch the heartbreaking video of Darlene’s song below: