Popular lifestyle influencer Laura Merritt Walker, known for her vibrant presence on social media platforms, recently shared devastating news with her followers. In an emotional Instagram post, Laura and her husband, David Walker, announced the heartbreaking loss of their three-year-old son, Callahan, who tragically passed away in what they described as a “tragic accident.”

Unfathomable Grief

In a joint statement, the couple expressed profound sorrow and devastation they feel at the loss of their beloved Callahan. They shared beautiful snapshots from family photoshoots, as well as intimate moments spent with Callahan in his hospital bed. Describing him as a blessing who brought immense joy to their lives, Laura and David expressed their shattered hearts over the unimaginable loss of their youngest son. Callahan, whom they affectionately called “Cal-Bear,” was adored by his older brothers and brought light to their entire family.

Seeking Solace in Faith

Despite the overwhelming pain, Laura and David find solace in their faith, believing that Callahan is now resting in the arms of Jesus. They humbly requested prayers from their followers, seeking strength and peace to navigate this time of grief.

Laura Merritt Walker loses her 3-year-old son in a tragic accident


While the specifics surrounding Callahan’s passing remain unclear, reports from the Frisco Police Department in Texas shed light on the tragic incident while speaking to the People Magazine. As per the statement, Firefighters responded to a distressing call involving a child drowning just days before the heartbreaking announcement.

Callahan’s third birthday, celebrated in October, was marked by joyous moments captured on social media. Laura shared endearing videos of Callahan, clad in pyjamas, gleefully playing with a giant No. 3 balloon, symbolising a milestone that now carries bittersweet memories.

Laura Merritt Walker announces the news of her 3-year-old son's loss in a tragic accident


Outpouring of Support

In the wake of Laura’s announcement, an outpouring of love and support flooded in from friends, followers, and fellow influencers. Bachelor Nation’s Raven Gates and podcast hosts Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer were among those who expressed their deepest sympathies and offered prayers for comfort and strength.

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Honouring Callahan’s Memory

Laura and David have established the Callahan Walker Foundation in memory of their beloved son. This foundation aims to serve and support families facing similarly unimaginable challenges with their children.

Laura Merritt Walker

Alongside her sister, Cristie Merritt Taylor, Laura co-founded the popular lifestyle blog Merritt & Style, where they share insights into family life, fashion, home decor, and more. With a vibrant presence on social media platforms, Laura has cultivated a loyal following on Instagram who are drawn to her authenticity and creativity.