The Bozeman Daily Chronicle | Jodi Hausen
The blemishes around the Bozeman home she shares with her husband, Ian, and their five other children were reminders of the gregarious and inquisitive youngster who died suddenly last week.
On March 25, Bryce fell out of a wagon. He wasn’t breathing, his heart stopped beating. He died a week later from a Chiari malformation, a rare condition that causes brain tissue to protrude into the spinal canal.
Aria now wears a white, ceramic heart on a thin chain around her neck. She and Ian also carry little ceramic hearts in their pockets — gifts from LifeCenter Northwest, to which the couple donated their little boy’s organs.