Brantley Neal Chandler had three open-heart surgeries before the age of two years old.
He suffered with a rare heart condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) which disrupted his blood flow to the left of his heart.
But at 6 years old the Georgia youngster had grown into a lively boy with a love of baseball.
However one day while he was waiting to have his picture taken with his baseball team, tragedy struck the Chandler family.
As the young boy waited to have a group picture taken with the rest of his baseball team, he collapsed.
An ambulance was called and he was rushed to the nearest children’s hospital. Sadly this young boy couldn’t be saved and he passed away that evening.
SO SAD: His mom, Meghan Bryson, says Brantley was on the ball field with his teammates, getting ready to take the team picture when he collapsed and died.https://t.co/Bc7hFOR25t
— NewsChannel 12 (@wcti12) March 31, 2019
HLHS is rare in the U.S. with under 1,000 children born with it every year according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
‘Never made him live in a bubble’
Chandler’s mother, Meghan Bryson told NBC News, “There was no sign or symptom, which I was told was a major possibility — that it could be an instant heart attack. I never told him or explained it to him. So, he never thought he was any different from the rest of the kids.”
“He was just a normal kid, running around town, running around the house,” Meghan Bryson, who is a licensed practical nurse, added.
His mom said she “never made him live in a bubble” adding that her son “had a very good nearly seven years of quality life.”
Word travels fast In a small town. As some of u know, Brantley gained his wings last night. It happened so quick there…
What a strong boy little Chandler was and how brave of his parents to let him live life to the full.
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