Desmond Child, the 6-year-old from Australia, died Monday night.
Desmond died after being put in a critical condition in a Melbourne hospital with multiple blunt force injuries, his parents, Desmond’s mother, Amanda and Desmond’s father, Stephen, told ABC News.
Amanda Child said she was “happy to know that Desmond is gone.”
“He was the most amazing little boy, the sweetest, the best.
He had a wonderful smile,” Amanda Child told the ABC.
“I’m so proud of him.”
She added that she hoped Desmond would be remembered for his “unique personality and his love for his parents and his sister and his dog.”
“I hope we’ll never forget that he was a special little boy,” Amanda said.
Desmond’s parents said they wanted to have their son cremated. “
This is a very sad day for us but I’m very happy to have him back and I’m just glad that we’ve been able to have a good life together.”
Desmond’s parents said they wanted to have their son cremated.
“It’s just a really sad day,” Amanda told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“But it’s a beautiful day.
It’s a lovely day for our little boy.”
Stephen Child said they were “happy” that Desmond was gone, but stressed that he would have wanted to be cremated “right away.”
“It would have been a wonderful day for the family to have been cremated,” Stephen said.
The children’s father said they had spoken to Desmond’s brother-in-law, who had been with him the night of the incident, and said the boy was “doing well.”
“The next thing we know he’s dead,” Stephen told ABC radio.
“The police said, ‘He’s dead, he’s deceased.
We don’t know if he’s still breathing.'”
He said the couple were “absolutely distraught” and they were taking his daughter’s body to Melbourne for cremation.
“My heart goes out to Desmond,” Stephen Child told ABC TV.
“We’ve spoken to him.
He’s really upset.
He said their son would be a “great dad” and would have “been a great ambassador for the kids” in Australia. “
His parents are devastated and they’re looking after their little girl.”
He said their son would be a “great dad” and would have “been a great ambassador for the kids” in Australia.
“When he’s older he’ll probably be a teacher, he’ll be a lawyer,” he said.
Desmond’s family has made a donation to the Melbourne Children’s Hospital, where he was placed, according to ABC News Melbourne.
Desmond is one of four children, aged five to nine, born to Amanda and Stephen Child.
His mother was a nursing assistant at the Royal Children’s hospital.
She died from complications from an asthma attack in 2012, aged 81.