*Danielle Milian, Christina Milian’s sister, has lost her baby boy one day after he was born with a rare birth defect.
“Yesterday I was blessed with the birth of my Richie Bear. Unfortunately, last night he took his place with the Lord and we said goodbye,” Danielle, 29, posted on Instagram Wednesday. “I so appreciate the prayers and support from everyone. He touched my heart and was perfect in so many ways.”
In the womb, Richie was diagnosed with omphalocele – a life-threatening birth defect that causes internal organs to grow outside the body.
On Tuesday night, Danielle, seen regularly on her sister’s reality show “Christina Milian Turned Up,” excitedly announced his arrival. “Baby Richie has arrived! #prayersup for my #babyboy .. He is already a fighter,” she wrote, posting a photo of the newborn’s tiny foot. Danielle’s sister Christina, 33, also shared the same photo.
“The last 24 hours have been an emotional roller coaster,” she captioned the picture on Instagram, later adding: “Our family was blessed to have met our little Angel Baby Richie. We were fighting for him and with him the whole way and are now coping with the direction in which fate took.”
The last 24 hours have been an emotional roller coaster but i’d like to thank everyone for being so supportive throughout my sister Danielle & Richards pregnancy. The both of them have shown the true measure of courage and faith for the last 9 months and I can’t praise them more. Our family was blessed to have met our little Angel Baby Richie. We were fighting for him and with him the whole way and are now coping with the direction in which fate took. I ask that you keep him and our entire family in your prayers– Especially Danielle, Richard, Naomi & Dj and know that we’ve all been touched by our little Guardian Angel. His memory will forever live on in our thoughts and our hearts. May he now rest in peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father . ? stay blessed.
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Danielle and husband, Richard Dickerson, have a daughter, Naomi, 1. Danielle also has a son named Daniel, 8, from a previous relationship.