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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— Lorraine Chow

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