BELLAIRE, Texas – A Bellaire family whose story touched hearts worldwide last year has a very special reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
Laura and Michael Canahuati welcomed 6-pound, 13-ounce Carter Bryant Canahuati to their family on Saturday.
The Canahuatis baby daughter Avery died in 2012 just five months after her 11/11/11/ birth.
When Avery was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called spinal muscular atrophy, the couple decided to channel their anger and grief and make memories out of every moment of their daughter’s life.
They created Avery’s bucket list, an online blog of every memorable moment the trio and their extended families shared. They shared it online and the story made national headlines.
Avery died a few weeks later, but her bucket list left a legacy of love, courage and hope.
With Carter’s birth, the Canahuatis can scratch one more item from Avery’s bucket list: becoming a big sister.