Carter’s Challenge: Make someone smile in honor of sweet baby Carter

It is with heavy hearts that we report that sweet little Carter Mott has gained his angel wings and gone to Heaven. Last December we published an article about this sweet little man and immediately fell in love with the bright sparkle in Carter’s eye and his beautiful smile. He was diagnosed with a rare type of leukemia called AML in September 2020, and fought a long and courageous battle before being called home. No matter how bad or tired Carter was feeling his loved ones recall that sweet baby Carter always had a sweet kiss and a hug for anyone who needed it. He has been an inspiration to so many and touched the hearts of all who met him in his short time on this Earth.
Baby Carter has been hospitalized for many, many months, and his mama Sarah Crouch has been right by his side; the family welcomes any donations to help with funeral expenses during this trying time.
If you find it in your heart to donate towards funeral expenses you can mail donations in care of Sarah Crouch to Faith Tabernacle Full Gospel Church at 1781 St Hwy 173 in Devine, TX 78016. You can also find an electronic donation link on the Caring for Carter page on Facebook.
There is nothing quite like a baby’s smile, especially baby Carter’s. From the second I saw his photo, smiling so big in the hospital where he was enduring such difficult treatments, I knew he was a special boy. He loved to make people smile, so in the month of May we challenge the community to do an act of kindness that makes someone smile, in honor of sweet baby Carter.
Thank you for all of your support and love!!

His mama Sarah Crouch stated:
“545 days ago I was giving birth to the most handsome and healthiest baby. 239 days ago I learned my healthy baby was fighting an unseen battle. Carter fought long and hard, harder than anyone I’ve ever seen. Some days were so great we forgot about the scary things, and some days were so scary we forgot about the great things.
Carter knew no strangers, he was the biggest lover ever! He didn’t care who you were, how much money you had, what you looked like, or who you voted for. One way or another he was going to make sure you knew he was there and you were loved by his wonderful smile.
The doctors had come to their last option on attempting to make Carter better. The outcome would be the same as keeping him as he was, but the option would just be more gruesome and harder on his body.
Carter has gone home to meet his Daddy Chris at the pearly white gates. Losing Chris was hard, one of the hardest things I’ve ever gone through. Now I’m saying goodbye to the one person in my life who I never thought I would say goodbye to.
Carter was blessed to have met so many kind, loving and affectionate people in his life. We developed a new family while staying in the hospital, a family we will never forget, a family who dedicated their lives to saving others. For that I will always be grateful.
I want to thank everyone who has followed our story, shared our story, and lived our story with us.
I know many will ask what they can do and most of all I want to give Carter a proper funeral. However due to being in the hospital as long as we have I am not financially equipped to pay for such a thing.”
Benefit plate sale Thursday, May 27 for baby Carter Mott
Friends and family of baby Carter Mott will hold a benefit plate sale at Fox’s Bar at 522 S. Teel in Devine on Thursday, May 27. The sale will be from 1 pm to 5 pm for pick-up, delivery is available for three or more plates. The plates will be brisket and the trimmings. Sweets will also be offered at an additional cost and any donations will be greatly appreciated. For more information, please call 210-741-2047. All proceeds will go to the mother and family of Carter Mott.
Spaghetti dinner/plate sale fundraiser for Carter family Sunday, May 30
There will be a fundraiser for the Carter family to help pay for funeral expenses. Come out to Addy Snowcone in Moore on Sunday, May 30 from 12 noon to 2 pm and purchase a spaghetti plate with salad, bread and a drink for $10.
Any and all donations are welcome. All money collected will go to the family. Also, please keep them in your prayers.
By Kayleen Holder

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