The doctors said this baby boy would die … but St. Charbel had other plans

Little Côme was sent home for palliative care; a year later, he’s alive and winning hearts.

Every once in a while, circumstances make it impossible to forget that life is a gift from God.

On June 6th, 2017, a baby boy named Côme de Cacqueray came quietly into the world. After being diagnosed with a malformation below the bladder (like a plug that prevents the flow of urine out of the body), which damaged his bladder and kidneys during gestation, the child would need his parents, doctors, and nurses to fight for his life. Friends rallied around him in a growing prayer chain, and despite the odds, little Côme has now celebrated his 1st birthday. 

Today Côme smiles constantly, laughs, and plays. His eyes are deep and knowing. Like St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, he seems to be several steps ahead, enjoying a privileged relationship with heaven.