On Sunday, San Francisco 49ers participant Marquise Goodwin helped lead his workforce to victory in opposition to the New York Giants by catching an 83-yard landing cross. Hours earlier, he and his spouse Morgan sat emotionally in a hospital and kissed their new child son goodbye.
“We cried. It was a tough factor to soak up,” Morgan Goodwin, 24, tells PEOPLE of these moments with Marquise. “This hurts as a result of I used to be 19 weeks, I used to be virtually midway there.”
The child, who the couple had determined to call Marquise Jr., was delivered stillborn at three:52 a.m. Each Marquise, 26, and Morgan introduced the dying on their respective social media accounts, together with pictures of the infant’s hand.
I simply wanna thank those that’ve genuinely prayed for @morganakamomo & myself via out this being pregnant. Sadly we misplaced our child boy because of some issues, and needed to prematurely ship him early this morning round 4am. Though we’re damage, I’m grateful for the expertise and grateful that God blessed me with a spouse as brave and resilient as Morgan. The ache (bodily, mentally, & emotionally) that she has endured is unbelievable. Please Pray for the Goodwin household. ??
Morgan says she had some issues within the week main as much as the supply. She says she was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance hours earlier than the delivery, and Marquise was by her aspect every step of the way in which.
“I felt pleasure in holding my child although it was a tragic second,” Morgan says. “I used to be so amazed. His eyes had been nonetheless shut at this level, however the arms, the toes. He appeared precisely like his daddy.”
Morgan and Marquise, school sweethearts, wed in February 2016 and had dreamed of beginning a household. Morgan says the couple deliberate to have the infant and even used fertility remedies after she suffered a miscarriage in 2013.
“I used to be wanting ahead to having somebody to name our personal — our personal creation,” she tells PEOPLE. “I really feel I used to be positioned on this world to be a mom, and I need to be a mom. I need to be a mom to 4 children, 5. I need a number of kids so this hurts.”
The pair spent so long as they may with their son earlier than letting him go, and Morgan says Marquise was too heartbroken to play the headline-making recreation.
“I stated, ‘Child, simply go on the market and do your factor. I’ll be okay,’ ” Morgan recollects.
And so he went. After producing the workforce’s greatest play of the yr, Marquise emotionally sank to his knees ultimately zone.
“It was very, very emotional watching him on the market,” Morgan tells PEOPLE. “Seeing him rating the landing and watching him get emotional after the sport. I used to be crying. It was an incredible second, but it surely was additionally a really unhappy second.”
Instantly after the sport, Morgan says, Marquise rushed to the hospital to be together with his spouse. Now, the Goodwins have been coping as finest they will within the wake of the dying. However Morgan says they haven’t given up on their dream of getting kids.
“We’ll attempt once more,” she says.