Alyssa Scott and Nick Cannon memorialized what would have been their late son Zen’s 1st birthday with a “day of celebration.”
“Zen’s birth has now transformed into Zen’s Light,” Nick Cannon captioned Instagram photos of himself and Alyssa Scott at a lighting ceremony in their baby boy’s honor.
“We are proud to announce his new foundation that will help so many others in this world,” he wrote. “‘Zen’s Light’ [‘s] mission is to foster global excellence in hope, grief-care, and pediatric healthcare for families and children in need.”
Cannon continued, “Can’t wait for next year where our Lighting Gala will continue grow to help find a cure for pediatric cancer, further research and help console more families during difficult times.”
Alyssa Scott and Nick Cannon’s 5-month-old son died in December 2021 after battling brain cancer.
Alyssa Scott and Nick Cannon celebrated Zen’s “heavenly first birthday” with an Instagram video featuring shared sweet family moments.
“At the root of all the emotions I have today there is insurmountable love,” she captioned the footage Thursday. “I always try my best to remain positive but right now I can’t help but cry out ‘it’s not suppose[d] to be like this.’ In my mind I can see him smashing his cake and crawling around, tugging at my legs.”