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Andrew and Amanda were ecstatic to welcome their first child into the world, but their elation quickly turned to devastation when baby Klayton passed away shortly after his delivery.
Their doctor, Bryan Hodges, cried right along with the shattered couple.
Three months later, Amanda was pregnant again with another boy. This time, she was just as terrified as she was excited. She couldn’t bear the thought of losing another child.
The couple invited photographer Sarah Ledford back into the delivery room to capture the birth of their “rainbow baby.” A rainbow baby is a baby who is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss.
Amanda delivered a happy, healthy rainbow baby named Karson — and that’s when Sarah captured a photo that quickly went viral. Andrew celebrated the birth of his son by tearfully embracing Bryan Hodges, the same doctor who delivered Klayton.
Scroll down to see the viral photo that represents joy and relief for the parents and their doctor…