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Benjamin | Single Cardiac Ventricle and Heterotaxy | Virginia

Meet the sweetest little boy named Benjamin.

It was discovered at his moms’s 20 week ultrasound that Benjamin only had 3 pumping chambers in his heart instead of 4.  The long and the short of it is that he will have a much shorter life span and will have limitations due to decreased oxygen circulation.   The doctors told his mom and dad he would only live for a few days after birth and then they said he could live for a few months.  They were admitted into hospice care as soon as they were discharged from the hospital after he was born.

After he began to thrive so well, Benjamin was discharged from hospice at his 2 month birthday.  In October of 2011, he celebrated his 4 month birthday and he is doing amazing. Growing and developing just as any baby would. He had a cardiac catheterization in September and the doctors informed his mom and dad he was a good candidate for heart surgery. Benjamin’s surgery was Nov 10th and was an extremely big surgery and was considered palliative (not corrective.)

Sadly, sweet Benjamin received his angel wings last evening. We will never forget the words his mom and dad said to us… “having this time with Benjamin has been a true blessing and we are so grateful for every day we get to spend with him.”

We would like to extend our thanks to Shey Detterline of Shey Marin Photography for her beautiful photography of this most beautiful family.

To Benjamin’s family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Got bless this little angel, and God bless his family. Many thoughts and prayers for them at this unfathomably difficult time.

Lynn Cannon

That is a heartbreaking story. My love and prayers goes out to the family.

Christina Albrigo

He really is an angel, my prayers go out to his family.

So sad for Benjamins family….makes me want to go grab my own baby out of her bed and hold onto her…will keep them in my prayers….every day with our children truly is a huge blessing.


Such adorable boys and a beautiful family. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.

Outstanding photographs. This is terribly heartbreaking, may Benjamins family find peace. <3


My heart goes out to Benjamin’s family. I have tears in my eyes just thinking about your loss. Hold on to each other tightly. I hold you in my thoughts and prayers.


such a beautiful little angel. my heart breaks for this family….they are in my prayers.


God bless this beautiful family, I’m saddened by their loss, but will keep their story & this great foundation & their message close to my heart.


What a beautiful family … the love just radiates from your faces and I could feel how much you treasure your family. It broke my heart to view the video but it brought such awareness and humility for the gifts we are given in children. I pray for your family. God has a plan and He is always there holding your hands.


Beautiful family, beautiful angel and a gift from God that he is watching over them now.


May God’s loving arms surround you and grant you peace. May you take comfort knowing that your precious baby is resting in the arms of Jesus.


I’m so sorry for your loss, he was a beautiful little boy. He will live on forever in your hearts and in your memories.

Bharti & Kirit Amin

Our deepest sympathies to Christina and the whole family. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. Benjamin is with God now and at peace.

God gave little Benjamin a wonderful family to care and love him for a short while. I pray his family finds peace in the arms of God.

Becky De Leon

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family. May God surround you with His love and shower you with many future blessings as He is doing for Benjamin in Heaven now. God bless you. Much love is sent to all of you.

Neil Casey

My heart and prayers goes out to each and everyone of you Pablo, Christina, Nicholas and the rest of your extended family. Benjamin will continue to be well taken care in all of our hearts and God’s arms forever.

Love and prayers!!!!!!

Denisha Mosby

My prayers are with you and this difficult time. If there is anything that you need, please don’t hestitate to let me know.

I know Benjamin is in heaven now. God Bless you and your family.

Steve Brown

Thank you for a glimpse of the Tiny Sparrow Foundation. The heart tugger for me was the pictures of the two boys lying back together.
I will continue to pray for Benjamin and his extended family.

Lisa Pawluk

Many blessings to this family. The name Benjamin means “Mighty in Spirit”.


Beautiful family. Handsome little boy.

God bless this family. What an amazing story that Benjamin was so strong and blessed his family longer than any doctor expected him to.

Rakeya Williams

Pablo & Christina sorry for the lost of your beloved son Benjamin. May God bless you both & Nicholas during this time and I will keep you all in my prayers!!

Regina Wilson

What beautiful pictures of such a precious baby boy. I’m sorry to hear of such an imaginable loss and send my thoughts and prayers to your family.

Joan Rinderle

Another angel named Benjamin has arrived in heaven. May Our Lord and the Blessed Mother hold you and your families in Their Hearts and comfort Benjamin’s grieving family.

Mrs. Frankie McGlone

Dear Christina and Pablo,

You are all in our prayers at PVI. May God grant you peace and comfort you at your time of loss. We will continue to pray for
you. Your PVI family.


Thank you for sharing the pictures of your beautiful family. I can’t imaging the depth of your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Pat White

Even in the midst of such deep sadness, these photos communicate the joy Benjamin brought. May he rest in peace. You are a beautiful family. (St Mary’s friend)

Linda Hansen

Benjamin’s magical eyes speak of new life and rebirth. He will forever shine for you until you meet again. Your amazing love will see you through.

Linda Hansen

Benjamin’s magical eyes speak of new life and rebirth. He will forever shine for you…until you meet again. Your amazing love will see you through.

Jaime and Erick

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our little angel will be there waiting for us as we are all family. Love, peace and prayers always.

Irene M. Garcia

God bless you and comfort you. Benjamin is certainly an angel with God. You were blessed to have gotten to know him and share a few months of life with him. You are still family and will meet him again in heaven. Love, Aunt Irene

Eileen McKeogh

Makes me remember to never take for granted what blessings have been bestowed upon us! May God bless you and your family and give you the strength to endure the pain you must be feeling.

Christina Gleason

Pablo & Christina, What special moments you captured with Benjamin. The love in these pictures left me speechless. You have a special angel looking down on the three of you. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Margaret McKavitt

What a beautiful family. I am so sorry for your loss. You continue to be in my prayers.

Anne Strasser

I used to live in VA and was a friend of Benjamin’s NoVA grandparents, so I have been praying and following his progress all along and was terribly sad to hear of his death. He is such a beautiful child and you are such a beautiful family…God has truly blessed you with these photos to keep Benjamin’s memory chose to your hearts. You will all remain in my prayers…in the hope that God comfort and peace will surround all of you like a loving hug from above.


May you know that you carry your tiny son in your heats and he will never be far away. God Bless you all.


May you know that you carry your tiny son in your hearts and he will never be far away. God Bless you all.

Cindy Nguyen

He is the most beautiful blessing anyone could ever ask for. Sending you love and courage during this difficult time. – Cindy, Mike and Olivia Nguyen

suze auda

our family prays that you all find comfort, strength, and understanding. always keep your bond close to one another and continue to celebrate his presence in your family.


Jeanette Lucky asked me to pray when Benjamin was first born. I am so grateful that you were given 5 months with such a precious little boy. I will continue to pray that your joy of knowing him will overcome the pain of your loss. Debbie


I’m a friend of Crystal S. I too am praying for your sweet family.


Benjamin touched our hearts in a special way and we never even met him or his family. His little heart issues brought him into our family because of our little granddaughter’s heart issues. This shows how God uses love to touch and connect everyone in amazing ways! Praying for God’s peace and comfort for you all.

Great Aunt Anna Elizondo

These pictures are so incredible–what a beautiful family they will always be(:(:
I am glad I was at Benjamin’s birth and also took a picture with him and family in
October. Love, Aunt ANNA

Lenny and Aileen Zuriff

G-d bless you. You are in our prayers.

Beth Harmon

Benjamin and your family have been in my thoughts and heart since his birth. I am so sorry for your loss, but glad that you had this precious time with him. Peace to you all.

Keeping this family in my prayers. May god bless you and give you strength during your challenging times!!

I had a baby boy 30 yrs ago in February, we were told he would only live for maybe 1/2 hr. he will be celebrating his 30th birtday Feb. 18. he has had multiple problems but he is still with us. i can only imagine what you have been thru with your little one. God bless you all, he is beautiful, they have a way of changing your life and giving a whole new meaning to what is important in this worle. believe you will all be reunited some day. Kathleen


Love, prayers, and many blessings to this beautiful family.

Irma Guerra Perez

The pictures of your beautiful family not only saddened me but gave me great joy in that you had Benjamin for the time you did. I hope as time passes you and Pablo will find solace in each others love. Albert and I will continue to keep you in our prayers.Love, Irma and Albert Perez


May the precious memories of your sweet baby Benjamin comfort you in the days and years ahead and may you also find comfort in God’s peace. My heart and prayers go out to your family.

Alissa Adams

These pictures are beautiful. Benjamin was a gorgeous little sweetheart and my heart is breaking for his family. I have a 7 month old son and I just can’t imagine losing him. So happy that they got to have Benjamin in their lives for the time that they did. God Bless!

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