“Hamilton” Broadway Star Loses 3-Year Old Daughter to Severe Form of Epilepsy
Broadway star of the hit production “Hamilton”, Miguel Cervantes, and his wife Kelly are left with shattered hearts after losing their 3-year old daughter to a severe form of epilepsy, earlier this month.
Adelaide was diagnosed when she was just 7-months old and passed away a few weeks after being put into hospice care. Kelly Cervantes posted a photo of her daughter’s empty bed on Twitter, announcing the news.
“The machines are off. Her bed is empty. The quiet is deafening,” she wrote. “Adelaide left us early Saturday. She went peacefully in my arms, surrounded by love. Finally, she is free from pain + seizures but leaves our hearts shattered. We love you so much Adelaideybug and forever after.”
Kelly and Miguel, the star of the Chicago musical, have been working to fund epilepsy research through the nonprofit Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy since Adelaide was first diagnosed.
Adelaide was suffering from a “neuro-degenerative” condition with no cure, which was causing her young and fragile brain to deteriorate. In a blog post, Kelly had detailed her daughters treatments, also indicating that their daughter had entered hospice care due to the condition.
“The word that has haunted us from our earliest days on this journey, our worst nightmare has come true,” she wrote. “We’ve watched as she’s lost the ability to suck her thumb, as she’s drifted more distantly from us month after month, and now this.”
Adelaide’s diagnosis caused Kelly and Miguel to change their goals from improving Adelaide’s health to making their daughter as comfortable as possible in the final weeks of her life.
After Kelly shared her blog post, Miguel also shares on Twitter:
“My wife and I have been happy to share our story of love & pain & struggle over the past few years as we have fought for & with our baby girl to try to make a difference.
“Sometimes even the hardest love & the strongest fight isn’t enough.”
In this blog post, Kelly also wrote an emotional letter to her daughter Adelaide in which she detailed her degenerative condition.
“I promise you, my angel baby, that your efforts, your fight, your life will not have been in vain,” she wrote. “We will take the eternal lessons you taught us and continue to plant your seeds in the hearts of anyone who will listen.”
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