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Newlyweds, a baby & life support… Such a sad story…

Posted on: February 4, 2014

Sometimes you fall upon stories on the internet and you wonder how the people involved have remained strong enough to share it… This is definitely one of those stories and it takes place in Victoria, B.C.

slide_335876_3385792_freeThis is the story of  Dylan and Robyn — high school sweethearts who got married last summer after dating for 16 years. Now both 32 years old, they are expecting their first child. However, it is not as happy a moment as you would think…

Robyn was 22 weeks pregnant when she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on Dec. 28, 2013. The damage was irreparable, and she was declared brain dead the next day. Doctors are now trying to keep her alive for seven more weeks, until the fetus is 34 weeks old and has a better chance of surviving outside the womb.

Dylan waits… 

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“My head and my heart are constantly playing this chess match and it’s so painful,” Benson wrote in a blog post. “On one hand I can’t wait to meet my son and try and give him the best life possible and try my hardest to be a great dad for him, on the other hand I know that the day or the day after he is born will be the day that I have to say goodbye to Robyn.”

Dylan took a leave from work and is now preparing for the baby, who has been named Iver Cohen Benson. Friends, family and strangers in Victoria have been rallying around him. Donations are being taken for the family on a website called the “Baby Iver Fund” .

I can’t even start to imagine what he is going through…

 

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