Early on in their pregnancy, T.K. and Deidrea Lauxs were devastated to learn something was wrong with their unborn baby boy.

Thomas was diagnosed with Trisomy 13, a chromosomal condition associated with severe intellectual disability and physical abnormalities. The diagnosis meant Thomas might only survive hours or days after he was born.

Deirdrea and T.K. then made the decision to continue the pregnancy until their due date, knowing their time with Thomas would be short.

In this gut-wrenching and intimate video, filmed by The Dallas Morning News, the couple delivers their son and then takes him home, spending as many precious hours as possible with him.


Read more about this heartbreaking, yet inspiring story on Little Things.