Her parents, Sarah and Chris Cookson, launched the #findaheartforcarter social media campaign, hoping to find the heart their son needed to survive.
"Today, he could no longer fight … at 5:44 pm, our brave little boy, Carter John Cookson, won his angel wings and flew into the arms of his grandfather brother, "said the post.
His parents sent their thanks in the Facebook group to everyone who had tried to find Carter's "gift", stating that they would be "forever grateful".
An article by Sarah Cookson was shared on the "Find a Heart for Carter" page, in which it was written that she could "see the impact of our angel." In just over three weeks, I believe that it has changed people's minds and saved lives. "
Carter, of South Shields in northeastern England, was born on December 26th. He suffered three cardiac arrests after his birth.
During a pacemaker surgery, doctors found dead tissue in the left ventricle of the heart.
He was treated at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. Doctors had initially predicted that it would take him five weeks to live without a transplant. However, on Jan. 16, her parents learned that a donor needed to be found within three days.
Blood clots in the ECMO machine, a survival device that fills the heart and lungs, and kept Carter alive, led to a reduction in his life expectancy.