As told by his mother Naiem Bello


Cairo Aljuwani Brown was born on April 22nd, 2014. His homecoming was September 8th, 2016.

Cairo was born with a rare degenerative neuromuscular disorder called Myotubular Myopathy which primarily affects boys. This disease targets movement and muscle function all throughout the body with extreme weakness, making it difficult to move, swallow, speak and even breathe without the use of respiratory equipment. Even though my son had only a 2.5 year life span on this earth, he left such an impact on those who had the chance to interact him. Despite the many challenges he faced daily he still managed to develop a bright and resilient personality. He was so loving and sweet!


It makes my heart smile to know that my son's departure from this earth was not in vain. He got the chance to save/improve a life through donation, and that makes me feel extremely grateful and proud of my baby boy. There are situations and people that come into your life and change it for the better, and Cairo did just that. His father and I will always be thankful for having the opportunity to care for such an amazing little boy, he has changed our life in the most humbling way. I honor Cairo's memory everyday by keeping him near and dear to my heart and being the best step-mother I can be to his 2 siblings. We love and miss him dearly!


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