CNN correspondent Rene Marsh announces on April 15 that her 2-year-old son Blake had died of pediatric brain cancer.
On Thursday, April 15, Rene Marsh took to Instagram to share a lengthy tribute to Blake, who passed away on April 14 after being diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2019.
She included a carousel of photos that captured the child over the years.
With this caption;
“To my dear sweet Blake aka ‘Blakey’,” she wrote. “In your 25 months on earth you taught me how much strength I had stored up in reserve that I didn’t know I had. You taught me endurance. You taught me a depth of love I have never experienced. You inspired me to keep going when I wanted to give up. You helped me prioritize what is truly important in this life.”
Rene, who welcomed Blake with husband Kedric Payne in March 2019, went on to write that her son’s special skills included “hugging and kissing on demand,” in addition to “top notch” dance moves.
“I didn’t just lose you Blakey, I lost all my dreams and hopes that a mom has for her son,” she shared. “I lost my motherhood and I’m mourning it all.”
Rene concluded the note by saying she will be “dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer for the rest of my life.” She continued,
“Your life was not in vain my sweet angel.”
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