Christine Tran Ferguson, a New York City influencer and travel blogger revealed that her son, Asher, had died at the age of one after battling a mystery illness.

Ferguson penned a heart breaking post on Instagram as she announced the news. “My heart is utterly broken and shattered into a million pieces,” she wrote in the post shared on July 20. “I will never understand why, nothing makes sense, I’m still in shock, I just want to wake up from this unimaginable nightmare and have you back in my arms. Why is this happening to us, why Asher??”

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The grieving mother wrote: “You did not deserve any of this. Losing you is the hardest experience mommy and daddy has ever had to endure. Everyday has been torture without you, this pain is unbearable,” the travel and lifestyle blogger continued. “I still feel like you’re going to reappear but our home is so quiet and empty without you. Part of me has died with you. I’m so heartbroken, with no idea how to live a life without you.”

The cause of Asher’s death is currently unclear.

Who is Christine Tran Ferguson?

Ferguson goes by her username @tourdelust, on Instagram. She has over 512,000 followers on Instagram and over 274,000 on TikTok.

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Although Tour de Lust began as a travel blog where Christine captured her adventures abroad and also shared useful travel tips for millennials, the focus of her account has changed to now focus on all aspects of her life. From fashion to home decor, beauty, her content is inspired by her love for adventure. She is a  self-proclaimed “New York based boba + matcha lover.”

She is married to her husband, Ryan Ferguson, who is from Canada. “He’s never traveled outside of North America. So when we met, I forced him to go to Italy with me and we went to Venice, Florence, Milan, and Cinque Terre, and we literally, obviously fell in love,” she told Elite Daily. Their love story began in Italy, on the Amalfi Coast.

In early July she revealed that her baby boy was in ICU and “fighting for his life.” “Please God, give us a miracle and save my sweet Asher,” she initially shared on Instagram, along with a carousel of photos. One of them showed the toddler in the hospital.

Even Asher’s birth was a traumatic one. He was born on April 20, 2022. In an emotional post back then, she explained she had to undergo an unplanned C-section because his heart rate kept dropping while she was undergoing labor.

“The doctor told us he had the cord around his neck so when the contractions happened it would tighten around his neck which led to his heart rate dropping,” Ferguson wrote in the caption. “I’m just so glad our amazing doctors delivered him safely. It was awhile before I got to finally hold him once I was in the recovery room. I couldn’t believe it, he’s FINALLY HERE in my arms! I feel so blessed and lucky to be your mother and understand what everyone has told me. There is no love like this.”