Police say Reece Modzelewski was being watched by a female family member on Tuesday when she accidentally dropped him on his head.
When police arrived at the home, Reece was unconscious and unresponsive. He was rushed to the hospital where he was put on life support.
Following his hospitalization, Reece’s father, 32-year-old Mark Modzelewski, posted on Facebook:
“My little baby boy is dying and there’s nothing I can do to help or comfort him,’ Mark Modzelewski wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday. ‘I don’t know if he can hear, see, taste or touch anymore. My heart has been torn out of my chest.
A second of misfortune will turn into a lifetime of pain as is the case with most tragedies. The fact that this happening so close to Christmas and right between both of our birthdays will only make it more difficult.
He is such a friendly, smiling and happy baby and we gave him all the love we could… I love you Reece and hopefully there’s a heaven so I’ll be able to see your goofy little smile again someday.”
Unfortunately, Reece was pronounced dead on Friday after his parents made the decision to remove their only child from life support.
“There isn’t anything more the doctors can do. Even if he wakes up he will have no quality of life; not being able to walk, talk or function on his own. This is the one of the hardest decisions anyone will ever have to make,” wrote a family member on a GoFundMe page created to help the family with expenses.
Reece’s death is being investigated by Saddle Brook Police and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, but at this time everything is pointing to this being nothing but a very tragic accident.Tags: Accident, babysitter, Crime, New Jersey, Reece Modzelewski