After a single round of IVF, Dan and Maxi Cortez were blessed with triplets. Maxi delivered via C-section, and her three little angels were welcomed into the world, as happy as could be. Harper, Landon, and Harlow would be loved and cherished, but unfortunately, they would be saying goodbye much too soon.
After three weeks in the NICU, the babies came home. Two weeks after that, Landon began to act strange, and dad rushed him to the hospital. Baby Landon was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, and although he fought for his life, he passed away at just seven weeks old.
For the first father’s day without Landon, the family went out to eat at Red Lobster, and after their meal, the server handed their receipt – paid in full – with an incredible note on the back.
To the family in red lobster who sat across from us today. You never asked a question; we never spoke a word. Yet, you did something for us that we will never forget. When the waitress handed us your note the tears began to fall. To you we looked like just a family of 4 celebrating the most important man in our lives. Little did you know last year we celebrated as a family of 5.
You see, this past year we lost one of our triplets! The holidays are always the hardest. Without knowing any of this you paid for our meal. You might never know our story or the impact of something so little could effect our lives. I’m writing you to thank you from the bottom of our hearts! I hope this post reaches you, so one day you might know that what might seemed like a small gesture of kindness to you, made celebrating my wonderful husband just a little bit easier this year!
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