Gavin Sacks was a 23 month old little boy who was happy, laughed and loved to have his feet played with in fact according to his grandfather his toes were his favorite thing. You notice I say Gavin was all of the above things, because on January 18th Gavin was found unresponsive in his mother’s apartment. He was being “cared” for by her 18-year-old boyfriend Michael Arnold.
Tell City, Ind. Police and paramedics were called to Jessica Sack’s apartment for reports of an unresponsive child. Paramedics performed CPR on Gavin and transported him to Perry County Memorial Hospital, he was later air lifted to St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was pronounced dead on Sunday, January 20th at 8:08 am.
Gavin’s family members say he had bruises all around his head. Mike Sacks, Gavin’s grandfather said, “I can’t even tell you, the way it makes you feel to hear your little grandson is not going to make it.” Just awful, I am tearing up at the thought of hearing those words the reality of actually hearing them … makes me speechless.
Michael Arnold was charged Monday, January 21st with murder, battery resulting in death and voluntary manslaughter.
Looking back the Sacks family said there were no signs of anger issues.
Jessica Sacks decided not to let her son die in vain and opted to donate his organs, which was a total of eight. Later Monday night they received word there may already have been a recipient of his heart. They believe that giving life to other children is the best way to ease the pain of Gavin’s loss. I couldn’t agree more, my heart goes out to them, I am not sure I could even deal with type of decision in the face of such a tragedy.
R.I.P Gavin, I just bet the angels will love those toes of yours too!