The birth of a new baby is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. After nine long months of anxiously awaiting a new little one, eagerness and joy fill the parents-to-be and nothing in the world can steal the pure bliss of becoming a parent.
On October 11th, 2018, NFL superstar, Jermon Bushrod, and his wife welcomed their third child, Jordyn Lynn Bushrod. From the first moment they saw baby Jordyn, they knew that she was destined to be special. However, they also knew her journey would be difficult.
Tragically, Joydryn’s life was just seven days long; after suddenly passing away, the family began to understand their new tragic reality. Stunned, Jermon shared that he and his wife “knew there were issues before birth,” but they never expected death.
Jermon Bushrod is a 12-year NFL star who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints. Married to Jessica Bushrod for the last 5 years, the couple was blessed with two children before learning that they were expecting a third child.
On October 20th, just two days after mourning the death of their daughter, Jermon took to social media where he shared his heartbreaking loss with his 25,000 fans. While he had been sharing significant parts of he and Jessica’s pregnancy with their fans, they felt they should share their heartbreak as well.
In a post on Instagram, Jermon wrote: “We knew there were issues before birth, but we were ready for your journey. Because of you Jordyn our family is stronger. You were going to be special. We were not expecting or ready for this. Having you leave this earth after 1 week just hurts. My kids are my heart and to never see you again will be tough, BUT our GOD will get us through this. We appreciate all the love and support that have been directed our way. Rest in Paradise ‘Jo-Jo’ and I will miss you forever baby girl.”
Immediately, fans poured in an overwhelming amount of sympathy comments. Many fans promised to pray for the family as their next season would surely be beyond difficult. Several comments read, “Sending prayers she’s your guardian angel until u meet again. May God provide comfort to you and your beautiful wife and children.”
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