Miracle Baby Zion Blick Only Lived 10 Days, But He's Changing Lives Forever - His Story Will Move You (VIDEO)

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Josh and Robbyn Blick got the news when she was 20 weeks along in her pregnancy with their fifth son, Zion: The baby had trisomy 18, a genetic disorder that results in a number of internal abnormalities. Also known as Edwards syndrome, the disorder has a very low rate of survival.

Doctors warned the Lake Zurich, Ill. couple that Zion had a heart defect, and he was likely to die during pregnancy. However, the Blicks let God control Zion's future, no matter how short it might be.

"Our choice is always life and giving him a chance," Robbyn told The Blaze.

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Against the odds, he survived pregnancy and labor, and Zion Isaiah Blick was born Jan. 11, 2014, weighing 4 lbs, 7 oz. and measuring 17 inches.

Credit : (Photo: Josh and Robbyn Blick; Alpine Church Vimeo)
(Photo: Josh and Robbyn Blick; Alpine Church Vimeo)

Despite the cautions that Zion could go any day, he continued to fight and live, growing stronger throughout his first week.

Family and friends from Alpine Chapel, where Josh works as a pastor, visited Zion in the hospital. And then, finally, the Blicks took their miracle baby home.

"That was one of the biggest joys," Robbyn said. "Our children prayed every night that we'd bring him home. There was such a joy and such a fullness."

Credit : (Photo: Josh and Robbyn Blick; Alpine Church Vimeo)
(Photo: Josh and Robbyn Blick; Alpine Church Vimeo)

The Blicks knew that Zion's time was short, but they celebrated him with his four brothers. However, on his ninth day, Zion began to struggle to breathe. The following day, Jan. 21, he passed away.

Through the hashtag #iheartzion, the Blicks shared Zion's journey. Followers posted how the family's story of faith and survival affected them. These moments were compiled into this video from Alpine Chapel, which begins with Josh and Robbyn sharing messages to their son.

"You did more in your ten days than I could ever hope to," Josh tells Zion in the video. "This is the hardest thing I've ever had to do, but I want you to know I'm so proud of you."

"Every breath you took was a moment to inhale the perfection of God's beauty," Robbyn says. "Every beat of your heart was a measure of love."

Watch and SHARE the unforgettable story of Zion Isaiah Blick, the miracle baby through whom God's beauty and love continues to shine.

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