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“I am so sorry to hear about the death of your precious little baby girl. It is so difficult to lose a child. Throw all of your anxiety on God...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Ann Davis

“Heslins, I was so saddened to hear of your loss of little Emma. She was such an inspiration to me and many others I am sure. Such strength and...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Gilda Noil - Charleston, SC

“I'm sorry for your loss. There are no words. Just know that you are loved by many. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: John Bryant - Charleston, SC

“We are so sadden to hear of her passing. God bless comfort and keep you. Mark, Margie, Jake, Ms.Carolyn and family you are in heavy in my thoughts. I...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Ricco Davis - goose creek, SC

“My prayers are with you and your family. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Phyllis Miller - Goose Creek, SC

“Emma has inspired so many with her strength and determination. We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby girl. You're always in our...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Lindsay Ball - Charleston, SC

“We hold you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Michael Smith

“Your family has my deepest sympathy! Emma inspired me and loved all your beautiful postscript her journey. Bless you all ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Jane Ippolito

“I will forever be #EmmaStrong ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Kristin Graziano - Charleston, SC

“Mark, Margie, and Jake - our deepest sympathy to your family. It was such a blessing to meet sweet, strong, beautiful Emma, and we celebrate her life...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Lori Buckheister - Suwanee, GA

“Emma had (has) more love in the few short days on this earth then some have or ever do in a entire life span.Her beautiful eyes beaming, sparkling...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Paula Ewen - Vernon, VT

“I would like to extend my deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family. God's plan is hard to understand sometimes but He is in control at all times. ...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa McIntyre - Campobello, SC

“I am so sorry for the loss of your baby girl. I just speak peace and strength to you all. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Tanika Lothery - Charlotte, NC

“Mark, Margie & Jake, I don't have any words to console you all other than Emma has had the best family she could ever have wished for in her short...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Sue Heslin - Family

“Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Cliff Weaver - Murrells Inlet, SC

“Emma, I hope you get to meet my little brother Joshua up there. Your fight and determination has inspired me and my family. Many times I would read...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Jeremiah Kappler - Raleigh, NC

“Margie and Mark,We are so saddened by Emma's passing but so inspired by her strength. We love you guys!Charlie and Jadie ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Jadie and Charlie Gamble - SC


Emma Grace Heslin of Charleston, South Carolina, infant daughter of Mark Edward Heslin and Margie Brown Heslin, died Friday, June 1, 2018. Her Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018 in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, at 12:00 pm. The family will receive friends at the funeral chapel on Saturday from 11:00 am until time of the service.

Emma was born with a congenital heart defect and spent 383 days at MUSC in the PCICU. She survived (4) open heart surgeries, a gallbladder surgery as well as numerous setbacks, infections, and complications. She inspired thousands around the world with her fight, determination, strength and courage. She was loved and cared for by her amazing PCICU team whom she loved dearly.

Emma was born May 15, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina. She is survived by her parents; her brother, Jake Heslin; her grandparents, James and Carolyn Brown of Vernon, VT; her cousins, Ryan and Tyler Hernandez; and her extended family in Vermont and England.