Sad photo of baby as he dies in his mother’s arms one day after meningitis diagnosis Sad photo of baby as he dies in his mother’s arms one day after meningitis diagnosis
The moment 8-month-old Harry, who was diagnosed with meningitis B, died in his mother’s arms, was captured in a sad photo and shared online... Sad photo of baby as he dies in his mother’s arms one day after meningitis diagnosis

The moment 8-month-old Harry, who was diagnosed with meningitis B, died in his mother’s arms, was captured in a sad photo and shared online by the baby’s parents.

Louise and John Done had just welcomed their child a few months back and were excitedly planning their wedding.
The couple had gone out to make plans for their wedding when John’s daughter, Shelby, called to let them know that Harry had taken ill. On getting home and seeing the child’s state, an ambulance was called and he was given antibiotics by paramedics to help fight the illness. At the hospital, the parents were told that their son had suffered a severe brain damage and his kidneys were not working.

Within the space of one day, Harry’s body doubled in size and was covered in black rashes. He was dead the next day while his mother cradled him in her arms.

Almost two years since Harry died, his parents have released the image of Harry as his life support was turned off and he took his last breath in his mother’s arms because they want to raise awareness about the illness and help others from going through what they had to.

Louise, Harry’s mother, spoke about their decision to release the photo, saying;

“The reason we released these pictures is because people don’t realise how brutal meningitis can be. Meningitis ravages them before your eyes. It’s unbelievable what it does. It eats you away. [Harry] looked unrecognisable. The rash was black, he was swollen and then we were told his kidneys weren’t working. He just doubled in size. We find it hard every day. You can’t describe the loss of a child. There is nothing else like it.”

Henry Okafor

  • Megan

    2017-02-22 #1 Author

    I too lost a son 2 years ago, but i couldn’t imagine this family’s pain of watching there son take a turn for the worse rite before there eyes 😔. 2 years later it still hurts the same! Sending prayers there way!

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  • Sb

    2017-02-23 #2 Author

    THis is sad. 😢 I hate news like that.

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  • Sb

    2017-02-23 #3 Author

    Man, this is sad. I hate news like this 😢

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  • Marites talabis

    2017-02-23 #4 Author

    Baby is so adorable so sad😂

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  • Candace Watson

    2017-02-23 #5 Author

    OMG 😭 This is heartbreaking. . I will keep this family in my prayers

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  • Marya Cooney

    2017-02-23 #6 Author

    I read about this on Facebook this is so sad😣😣

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  • Bokyria Hunter

    2017-02-23 #7 Author

    Omg So Sad 😞 I Miss sorry for your lost

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  • Ericka Henderson

    2017-02-23 #8 Author

    This is so sad my heart goes out to this mother and family… meningitis is such a horrible disease to deal with already i can only imagine the passion this baby’s mother feel.

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  • Kadesha burns

    2017-02-23 #9 Author

    I commend you for being brave letting the world know an finding ways to help save other children lives…… you are your son hero an every child who is suffering this disease hero you’ve help other parents just by expressing your story very brave

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  • Magdaleny

    2017-02-23 #10 Author

    This is sad. News like this make me feel bad

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  • Clyisha Burks

    2017-02-23 #11 Author

    This Is so Sad to Hear prays goes out to his strong mother! I hate reading stores about kids being sink it just hurts my heart!

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  • Callie

    2017-02-23 #12 Author

    This is so sad my heart goes out to this family .. your soo brave .. we need to let the word know to save other children. Sorry for your lost … keep being a hero

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  • Jardunea

    2017-02-23 #13 Author

    Hate seeing things like this, baby’s don’t deserve it. 💔

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  • Raven

    2017-02-24 #14 Author

    This is so sad , And I hate to see what the moms go through while they child surfer ! I’m sorry mom 😰❤️

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  • Zedequah Humphries

    2017-02-25 #15 Author

    This is sooo sad… Im preying for you guys

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