Following the unfortunate death of Lauren Accurso, a GoFundMe page has been set up in order to help the grieving family.
A family is reeling with shock after Lauren Accurso, a mother of four from Jacksonville, Florida, unexpectedly passed away during childbirth on April 29. There is an outpouring of love for the family as her newborn, Matthew Jr. is battling for his life, reports PEOPLE.
Lauren had died after a rare medical complication that occurred during childbirth and now family and friends are sending their love and prayers for the good health of her newborn son Matthew Jr.
"People are praying. There are so many people praying,” the couple’s pastor, Matt McCloghry, told TODAY. “We need to pray and ask God to do a miracle. He can heal this baby. I believe Matthew is going to go home with a clean bill of health.”
Following the unfortunate death of Lauren, a GoFundMe page has been set up in order to help the grieving family -- husband Matthew, newborn Matthew Jr., and their three daughters Ali Rose, 8, Naomi Belle, 5, and Layne Louise, 2. “The outpouring of love and concern for Lauren, Matt, baby Matthew and family from around the world has encouraged and brought such comfort to Matt and his family during this time of grieving and loss,” the GoFundMe page says.
Meanwhile, the wife of the pastor, Jill, had revealed to TODAY that Accurso was so happy about giving birth to a baby boy that she had sent across 25 blue emoji hearts. “She would have loved another girl, but I think having a boy was a kiss of heaven on their lives,” she said.
Jill also revealed that Matthew Jr was wearing the outfit that his late mother had picked out for him. “Every time I look at Matthew, I see Lauren. In the middle of devastation there is hope.”
According to her obituary, Accurso married her high school sweetheart, Matthew in 2004 and had been happily living together as a family in Jacksonville. “Lauren and Matt grew up in the same town. She was the only woman he ever dated, and they had this incredible, healthy marriage.”
After hearing the news of Accurso's demise, people from the community have been sending donations, food, and meal trains.
McCloghry also heaped praises on Accurso and said that she was very kind and compassionate to others. He said that if someone at the church was going through a problem, she would check up on them and also send them a text to let them know everything will be alright.
According to her obituary, Accurso was an “accomplished entrepreneur as the founder of Cre8 Design. Her mission was to help bring order out of chaos in people’s homes and hearts. She willingly laid this aside to pursue what she considered to be her calling in life … a wife and mother.”
“Her faith touched every aspect of her life. The people who loved her most would describe her as loyal, compassionate, eclectically creative, deep thinker, full of wisdom, joyous, fun loving, and full of grace.”
Accurso was laid to rest this week and there was also a celebration of life held at Crescent Beach Baptist Church on Saturday at 10 a.m.