(WJBK) - A heartbroken mother is hoping the kindess of strangers will help put her 9-year-old son to rest after losing his battle to a diesease. When FOX 2 first told Amere's story back in 2015, he quickly stole our hearts. But tonight, we have to say goodbye.
For Grenisha King, fighting for her son Amere was a labor of love.
"The doctors told me that Amere wasn't going to live past 2, but Amere just turned 9 November 15," she said.
The little boy was diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta, a brittle bone disease that left his body deformed.
Fox 2 first met Amere and his mother two years ago when she shared her story about the challenge to raise her son and care for him. As the years passed, King says things were going fine and her son was doing well in school despite his condition. But over the weekend, tragedy struck.
"Amere slipped out of his power chair and fractured himself," she said.
King says the injury was to his shoulder and she gave him some over-the-counter medication.
"He was fine. He was telling me mommy I'm OK now," she said.
King says a nurse from Amere's care team also came out to the house to check on him. She says she eventually called 911 and Amere was taken to the hospital where unfortunately he passed away.
"I miss my baby I can't even sleep at night. I just want my baby
King says her heart is broken.
"It's not fair, it's not fair," she said. "I got to bury my baby."
As King tries to prepare Christmas for her other two kids, she says she also wants to give Amere a proper funeral and she's calling on the public to help.
He did not have an insurance, so the family has started a GoFundMe account, click here if you would like to help.
"I just need a little more help to lay my Amere to rest," she said.