Two-year-old boy with Down Syndrome, heart defect dies in mother's arms

KCTV/ Facebook: ColtonStrong

Colton Murray, a two-year-old boy who was born with Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect died on Saturday morning at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.

The toddler became a social media sensation after he became the ambassador for children with Down Syndrome.

In a post on Colton's Facebook page, his mother let the world know of his passing and how much the support meant to her family.

"Thank you all so so much for praying for our little boy. Last Christmas morning when he crashed, I asked for a miracle, & I got one. Then he continued to defy the odds for so long. We are so so very proud of him. His strength was amazing."

Colton's family says the 'Colton Strong' Facebook page will stay up to remember his legacy.

"Please don't forget him. Say his name, think about him, and if you do anything in his memory, please tell us about it. We want his memory to live on forever."