Texas Mother Records Toddler's Last Laughs Before Life-Saving Tracheotomy

Fri, June 15, 2012 2:29pm EST by 3 Comments
Emily Thomas Tracheotomy

Heartbreak as Amber Thomas stood in front of her daughter Emily’s hospital bed, recording her last giggles before she undergoes a life-saving surgery that will rob her of her voice forever.

Amber Thomas recorded her daughter Emily Thomas on digital camera, capturing the 3-year-old girl laughing and giggling for the last time before having a life-saving tracheotomy.

“Her laugh is the most beautiful sound,” said the mother in a Daily Mail report.

Emily’s tracheotomy would allow her to breathe but take away her voice for the rest of her life.

The beautiful brown-haired girl had suffered stroke when she was only ten days old due to MRSA staph infection. She was left with cerebral palsy, legally blind, and brain-damaged.

Emily’s mother, Amber, had to make the incredibly painful decision for her daughter to undergo the procedure because she had nearly suffocated to death from a common cold.

“I’m going to miss chatting with her,” Amber said. “We’ve been blessed that we got to hear her for three years.”

Watch the video below:

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

– Lorraine Chow

More kids’ surgical procedures stories:

  1. Darth Vader Kid To Have Open Heart Surgery — VIDEO
  2. Formerly Conjoined Twins Thrive After Separation Surgery
  3. 7-Year-Old Gets Plastic Surgery To Avoid Bullying — Can This Be A Good Thing?

Leave a Reply

To comment, please fill in the fields below, enter your comment and select the Comment button.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

View Comment


Posted at 11:16 PM on June 16, 2012  

What a terrible decision for someone to have to make. She looks like she will thrive much better after the procedure. God bless and Ill keep her in my prayers!

Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Jeremie Saunders

Posted at 10:27 PM on June 15, 2012  

Her mom did the ultimate decision to save her daughters life, she can’t speak but she will live and be with her family, God bless them all

Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Michelle chen

Posted at 8:57 PM on June 15, 2012  

She is the most beautiful girl that I ever seen
Good bless you

Share this comment at Share with Twitter