A 4-year-old Texas boy who suffered extensive head injuries after a treehouse fell on him has died, according to his mother.
Courtney Contreras, the mother of Kade Contreras, took to Facebook Wednesday to reveal that her son had passed away.
“I’m trying really hard to not question the whys because i will never know that,” the heartbroken mother wrote.
“All that I know for sure is that we were blessed beyond measure to be Kade Dylan’s parents. My days will never be the same without him and his little voice and big smile.”
KHOU reported that Kade, the youngest of four boys, was placed on life support after a treehouse fell on top of him as he played in the backyard of a relative’s home in Splendora.
The Houston Chronicle reported that recent tests confirmed Kade had no brain activity, leading the family to make the difficult decision of taking him off life support.
Cleveland Independent School District Police Chief Rex Evans said the 4-year-old had swelling on the brain. The boy’s family has strong ties to the Cleveland community as they’re heavily involved in the school district and various local sports programs, the newspaper noted.
“It’s so difficult to watch and to be a part of — to see beautiful people literally on their knees begging for anything. It’s very tough,” Evans told KHOU.
“As a parent, it’s the worst nightmare you could possibly imagine or as a grandparent. I mean, that’s your baby.”
Courtney also thanked everyone for their support throughout this harrowing ordeal.
“I’ll ask one more time to lift us up in peace and understanding,” she wrote. “This is the the most gut wrenching feeling and it’s going to be hard for a long time.”
There are seemingly no words which can encompass what I’m about to write. First, a sincere and heartfelt “Thank you”…
[Featured Image: Kade Contreras/KTRK video screengrab]