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

Fri, June 15, 2012 2:29pm EDT 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:

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Danielle

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!

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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

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Michelle chen

Posted at 8:57 PM on June 15, 2012  

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

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