First Place Sonya N. Hebert The Dallas Morning News
"Choosing Thomas: A Family's Journey with Infant Death"
Thomas went home on hospice 53 hours after his birth. Deidrea and T.K. Laux gather with friends and family at their home in Carrollton, Tx. to pray over Thomas on the fifth day of his life. The color of Thomas' fingernails gradually became more and more blue indicating respiratory and heart failure. T.K. and Deidrea had oxygen and pain medication on hand to help manage Thomas' pain.