CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski and his wife “The Wall Street Journal” reporter Rachel Louise Ensign mourned the death of their 9-month-old daughter Francesca Widowed.
Kaczynski tweeted after a months-long battle with cancer that she died on Christmas Eve.
He said on Twitter: “We have to announce that our beautiful daughter Francesca passed away in the arms of our mother last night, which makes us heartbroken. There will always be a bean-sized hole in our hearts. We are very grateful to know each other. Her love. Francesca, we love you.”
In September, Kaczynski announced that their child had been diagnosed with “an extremely rare and very aggressive rhabdomoma.”
In the next few months, he continued to update fans and followers based on his daughter’s condition. She underwent brain surgery and had a fungal infection due to complications of chemotherapy in recent weeks. She must wear a ventilator and get life support.
On Christmas Eve, Kaczynski tweeted a prayer for his family and “hope for a Christmas miracle.”
Kaczynski wrote in an announcement for the deceased child on Friday: “Francisca was an outgoing, bold and curious child in his short life.”
He wrote: “Francesca is a Sesame Street fan in Brooklyn. She enjoys long walks in New York City and Boston, playing with her toys and balloons, participating in speech therapy, and “stroking” (ie, grabbing) her Cat Ryland…
The H report wrote: “Her many smiles excited the whole world.” “She was so generous to them, even though most of her smiles were covered by a mask, even when she faced challenges that would scare adults. Such as cancer diagnosis or natural hearing loss.”
He said: “Francisca showed her parents a kind of love they never knew, and they will never forget it.”