- Beau Burns is the nephew of social media influencer Aly McDaniel.
- Beau accidentally fell into a pool and drowned when he was just one year old.
- His family had a miracle baby boy born on Oct. 21, 2023.
Social media may be many things, but it's a great way to announce milestones to your network. Got a new job? Got engaged? Did you buy a new house? These are all types of posts that we collectively see flooding our Instagram and Facebook feeds.
But we also see posts in hard times as well.
Social media influencer Aly McDaniel did just that when a tragic accident involving her sister Jenny Burn's son Beau Burns, took place. Using her platform, she asked for prayers and then again announced her nephew's death.
What happened? We have all the details below.
What happened to Beau Burns?
Aly first took to her Instagram to alert her followers of a family tragedy and to illicit prayers in a post that reads, "Emergency!!! A horrible accident has happened! Please pray!!!!! Pray for a heartbeat, pray for a breather, pray for life!"
That horrible accident happened when one-year-old Beau Burns fell into the family's pool. His dad, Rob Burns, performed CPR, and Beau was stabilized and taken to the children's hospital in Dallas where he was for seven days. The family wrote in a post, "These last 7 days have been the hardest days of our lives, but your prayers for a miracle and the amazing doctors, nurses, and support staff at both Medical Center of McKinney and Children’s Dallas gave us the strength to carry on."
Sadly, Beau passed away on June 22, 2022. In the post announcing the death, the family also heroically wrote that Beau's organs would be donated stating that, "Beau’s organ donations will provide the miracle of life for families who have been praying for their children to receive such a rare call." The caption ended by thanking everyone for their "love and support," and asking for continued prayers.
But in tragedy, there is hope with a new baby boy!
Beau's parents, Jenny and Rob, took to their Instagrams to announce that they were pregnant on May 7, 2023, captioning, "Every day is a journey, but it’s this miracle baby that gives us hope and strength for our future."
Jack Ryan Burns was born on Oct. 21, 2023. The parents captioned their post, "Welcome to the world, little man," in their announcement on Instagram. People who have been following their journey commented things like, "A gift from heaven" and "He's a perfect heaven-sent angel hand-picked from his big brother."
Aly posted a video of Jack's birth, with the family not knowing what the sex of the baby was until the actual birth. The majority were hoping for a boy. Aly captioned the video, "Hello Jack! We have been anxiously waiting for you."
Jenny and Rob, we are overjoyed to hear of your new happy and healthy baby boy. Thank you for being so brave and sharing your journey! We're sure your story has helped many people.