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Kara Keough Bosworth Promises to Keep Late Son's Memory Alive for Her Daughter

"I will always be Decker and McCoy’s mama," The Real Housewives of Orange County alum said.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Kara Keough Bosworth Sons Memory

Kara Keough Bosworth is committed to keeping the memory of her late son, McCoy Casey Bosworth, alive after he passed away at six days old on April 12, especially when it comes to his big sister, Decker.

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Kara, who is the daughter of The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Jeana Keough, opened up about her dedication to talking about McCoy with Decker in a post on Instagram on May 14. "I promise that this girl will hear about her baby brother. She will love him. She will miss him. When people ask how many kids I have, she will hear an answer that includes McCoy," Kara said in the post, which featured a photo of her 4-year-old swimming in the pool. "She’ll hear me wishing him a 'good night' and saying 'I love you' when I tuck her in."

In fact, Kara said that she is going to "keep saying his name for the rest of my life." "He was here. He matters. And saying his name will always make my heart leap for joy. It might hurt for awhile, too, maybe forever. But it’ll also bring happiness and pride," she shared. "For the others walking this path with me, I see you. I, too, am doodling my baby’s name. I’m writing it over and over again, loving it just as much as I did when I pictured it scrawled across homework, artwork and jerseys. Loving it even more for having met the boy for whom it was intended."

Kara ended her post, "I will always be Decker [and] McCoy’s mama. For as long as I’m living, my babies they’ll be."

Kara recently opened up to Good Morning America in her first interview about McCoy's story. She recalled Decker's visits with her baby brother in the NICU of the hospital. "She got to sing to him and play 'This Little Piggy' on his fingers," Kara said. "She was very happy to tell the nurses his 'full big name,' as she called it." 

Kara also told GMA that Decker was aware of McCoy's health issues and that she cried when she had to say goodbye to her brother in the NICU. However, that night at home, Decker pulled Kara into McCoy's nursery and asked for another sibling, hoping her mom could have another baby that week. “Something that seems so horrible to me — the idea of walking into his nursery — she found a way to make me laugh," Kara said. "It's like, 'You are such a blessing. We didn't even know how much.'"

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