Tombstone for 3-Year Old Boy Lost to Diabetes

Silas was only 3 years old when he passed away on November 23rd, 2020. I've never been so heartbroken and destroyed over anything in my life until losing him. I don't eat, I don't sleep, I feel lost and uncertain of everything in life. He was a charismatic child with a smile and laugh that would and could light up a gathering instantly. He was my greatest joy, he was my best friend, and he was the silliest, most loving, and curious child I've ever known. I was constantly surprised and caught off guard by things he would do or say. 

Silas made me work so hard to be a better person and he truly is the greatest love of my life. 

Everything happened so suddenly and ended with Silas dying tragically from his new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. The last time my son looked at me and said "mommy" was November 20th right before midnight. We thought we would be learning to give him insulin in the next couple days, WE WERE TOLD that Silas would be fine...but failure to treat his diabetes and rehydrate him slowly because he was in diabetic ketoacidosis caused him to end up with Cerebral Adema which lead to him having brain death. 

I'm in a nightmare I can't wake up from and trying to navigate and work through this reality is hard enough until we finally after a month started getting estimates for him to have a headstone. 

While we were able to raise some money so we could manage to get Silas buried in the beginning of December and have a beautiful service for my son, now we're working on the next obstacle. 

I don't want to go to his gravesite and see a slab of concrete with no headstone on top. You don't expect your healthy, beautiful, and strong children to end up dying and so you don't prepare in any hurry. 

To get the tombstone he deserves to have will take some time but I'm scared I won't have it before his 4th birthday which is in July. I'm trying really hard to make this happen. 

I've created this for anyone who would like to give towards him having the tombstone he deserves. I want to accomplish this as quickly as possible so I'm asking for your help if you can. Anything and even if it isn't a donation, a share would be more than welcome along with prayers. 

If nothing else I hope that if you're reading this, that you understand my appreciation for your time, your consideration, and your support during a time that's indescribable for what we lost, for what I've lost. It is with your support and the grace of God that we are still moving forward.

So I thank you. God Bless you. Stay kind.



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Sarah Baker 
Dayton, OH
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