January 6, 2018

Editorial: A short life to learn from

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Life wasn’t fair to Jayden Morley.

Horribly injured by his mother’s live-in boyfriend when he was 2 years old, he made it to age 7.

The toll of brain damage, operations and illnesses in the five years and four months since he was thrown to the floor in his Fitchburg home — because he wouldn’t stop crying, the mother’s 21-year-old boyfriend later admitted — was too much.

Jayden died Dec. 21 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, after emergency surgery.

There’s joy mixed with sadness in Jayden Morley’s story.

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