Rene Marsh loses son Blake,2, after battle with brain cancer

Ellen James|April 17, 2021

'I wish we had more time together,' writes Rene

Rene Marsh loses son Blake,2, after battle with brain cancer

Rene Marsh is 'forever changed' because of her two-year-old late son, Blake.

The CNN correspondent took to her Instagram this week and mourned the death of her son with an emotional note. Rene welcomed her son with her husbandKedric Payne in 2019. Baby Blake passed away after a tough battle with brain cancer.

"In your 25 months on earth you taught me how much strength I had stored up in reserve that I didn't know I had," she began. "You taught me endurance. You taught me a depth of love I have never experienced. You inspired me to keep going when I wanted to give up. You helped me prioritize what is truly important in this life."

"I am forever changed because of you, my son," she continued.

"I wish we had more time together but I'm grateful for the time we had," she said.

"In just two years you mastered the ability to bring laughter and happiness into whatever room you were in. Your party tricks included telling me 'no,' no matter what question I asked, hugging and kissing on demand and your dance moves were top notch," she continued. "The good times we shared are forever in my heart. You loved being outside. You loved cruising the neighborhood in your drop top electric car, with the music on as you tried so hard to snap your fingers. You loved humming classical music. Your favorite was Mozart's Serenade no. 13."

"I didn't just lose you Blakey, I lost all the dreams and hopes that a mom has for a son. I lost my motherhood and I'm mourning it all," Marsh added, before noting she is "dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer for the rest of my life."

"I will do it not just to spare other parents from this unbearable pain but I will do it to forever honor you, Blake. Your life was not in vain my sweet angel," she concluded. "Mommy loves you and I look forward to holding and kissing you when we meet again."

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