photo credit: vhnd.com via LeAnn Mueller
It’s been a heartbreaking few weeks for ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, whose infant grandson Rex Becerra died at only 15 days old after being born with heart disease. Born March 20th to Michael’s daughter Elisha and her husband Billy, baby Rex was transported to two different hospitals in the hours after his birth and bravely underwent open heart surgery, but to no avail; sadly, 15 days later and in the arms of his family, Rex passed away.
Michael broke the news on social media earlier this week, nearly two weeks after his family’s heartbreaking loss and celebrated Rex’s life and the profound impact he made on the people who loved him most – an impact that inspired Michael and his family to join an upcoming fundraising walk for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles called Walk L.A. in Rex’s honor.
In honor of baby Rex’s brave battle, Michael and his family are giving back to the hospital that did everything humanly possible to save his life with a fundraiser ahead of Walk L.A., even inviting fans to take part in the event by starting their own Walk L.A. fundraising pages and joining them at the June 17, 2017 event in Los Angeles.
Our hearts and well wishes go out to Michael and his family during this unimaginable tragedy, and if you’re feeling so inclined, please stop over at the family’s Walk L.A. fundraising page to support their fundraising efforts with a donation to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.