Many gather to mourn sudden loss of infant
MISSOURI CITY, Texas – Nearly 100 family members and friends turned out for a vigil at a Missouri City park to honor the 2-month-old baby who died at a day care this week.
Sebastian Bingley III was better known as Baby Bash. His father, Sebastian II, is still trying to cope with the loss.
"I'm still just waiting on him to be at the day care doors so I can go pick him up," he says, fighting back tears.
Baby Bash died at a home day care Tuesday. Investigators are still trying to determine a cause. His sudden death, though, has the infant's family giving heartfelt advice on how the rest of us should treat our loved ones.
"Kiss them in the morning," says the baby's grandfather Sebastian Sr. "Say 'I love you.' Whatever it takes to just let someone know that you really care about them."
At Friday's vigil, they also mentioned the family of the caregiver who was watching Baby Bash when he died. They say that family also is dealing with this tragedy.
"If you have any compassion for us please, please, also pray for that family as well," says Sebastian Sr.
The family is also thanking the public for an overwhelming response in their time of need. The family set up a GoFundMe account to raise $3,500 for funeral expenses. Nearly $10,000 has been donated.