Heather and David Britton want everyone to understand a few things about their giggling, bespectacled 3-year-old son, Chase.
“He’s happy. We call him the Little Gremlin. He loves to play tricks on people. He loves to sing. His goal in life is to make people smile,” Heather Britton told AOL News.
“He’s got so much love around him. We’re an extremely happy family. His story is not tragic.”
But to an outsider, the Brittons’ story might seem heartbreaking.
Another son, Trey, was born 11 weeks early and only expected to live moments. Instead, he died six weeks after his birth in 2008, on the same day he was scheduled to receive a liver transplant. Cleared to get pregnant again, the couple was thrilled when Chase was conceived, Britton said. They were eager to give older son Alex, 13, a sibling.