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Father Devastated After 1-Year-Old Son Died In His Arms After A Tree Fell On Them

Father Devastated After 1-Year-Old Son Died In His Arms After A Tree Fell On Them

Chris Sellers, the father, only got cuts, scrapes, and hematomas in the incident.

In an unfortunate incident from Boston, one father was forced to see his own child die in front of his eyes. According to People,  one-year-old Jaxx passed away after a tree fell on him while he was in his father, Chris Sellers's arms. The mother of the child, Roxxe Perkins, confirmed that the child died before 10 pm on 27 March of this year. Fortunately, the father escaped the fatal incident with cuts, scrapes, and hematomas. 

As per the Townsend Police Department, the tragic incident occurred at a home on New Fitchburg Road in Townsend, Massachusetts, on 26 March. After arriving at the scene of the accident, they found the kid was held by his father at the time of the accident.

Following the tragedy, the little child was airlifted to  Boston's Tufts Medical Center. He was admitted to their pediatric intensive care unit. Though the doctors did everything possible to save his life, their efforts were in vain. Soon, doctors informed the parents that their child would not make it alive.

 



 

 

The death saddened the family and the community. A GoFund Me page was started to support the grieving family. The page stated that the funds collected would be used to pay Jaxx's medical and funeral expenses. 

"Roxxe will let me know when she is ready to pull the money out from this account as this is a very difficult time [for] her and Chris. Anything will be appreciated during this devastating time," said Lsea Baker, who is Roxxe's high school friend and the organizer of the fundraiser. 

Representational Image | Source: Getty Images (Photo by Aleli Dezmen)

 

The page also informed that the grieving couple decided to donate their child's organs "to help other families avoid the fate of losing their own children." 

Meanwhile, the couple is struggling to deal with the loss. They took to Facebook to share their emotions with their dear ones. 

Representational Image | Source: Getty Images (Photo by photopeak)

 

"Everyone has said to reach out if I needed anything and I do. We will be home tomorrow and Chris and I would really like some company. I really don't want to be alone," wrote Roxxe on Facebook. On another heartbreaking post, she wrote, "I just don't know what the f— I did wrong to lose my son."

According to Boston Globe, she thanked the kind people who consoled her in their sorrowful time. "We appreciate everyone who has reached out to help and check in on us. Prayers are appreciated," said Roxxe. 

Jaxx will be cremated at a funeral home in Townsend. 

References: 

https://people.com/human-interest/1-year-old-boy-who-was-being-held-by-his-father-dies-after-tree-falls-on-them/
https://www.gofundme.com/f/helping-a-friend-who-tragically-lost-her-1yo-son
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/03/29/metro/1-year-old-boy-struck-by-tree-townsend-died-saturday/
Cover Image | Source: GoFund Me Page

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