Joy mixed with heartbreak for Dylan Benson, who welcomed his baby son Iver to the world on Saturday night, before having to say a final goodbye to his wife Robyn the very next day.
A birth announcement was uploaded to the Baby Iver fundraising page on Sunday.
"On Saturday evening, my beautiful and amazing son, Iver Cohen Benson, was born," the announcement reads. "Iver is healthy and is the cutest and most precious person I have ever met. As to be expected, it will still be a bumpy ride for he and I as he continues to grow under the care of the wonderful staff at the hospital."
The Victoria man's life was devastated in December, when his 32-year-old wife Robyn suffered an irreparable cerebral hemorrhage that left her brain dead. She was 22 weeks pregnant.
Doctors hoped to keep Robyn alive long enough to give baby Iver a chance of survival, and the fundraising page was launched to help Dylan take time from work to care for his family.
Read the full update:
It is with a heavy heart but also with extreme proudness that I am posting this update...
On Saturday evening, my beautiful and amazing son, Iver Cohen Benson, was born. Iver is healthy and is the cutest and most precious person I have ever met. As to be expected, it will still be a bumpy ride for he and I as he continues to grow under the care of the wonderful staff at the hospital.
On Sunday, we had to unfortunately say goodbye to the strongest and most wonderful woman I have ever met. I miss Robyn more than words can explain. I could not be more impressed with her strength, and I am so lucky to have known her. She will live on forever within Iver, and in my heart.
Thank you to each and every one of you for your love, your kind words, and your support during this incredibly difficult time. The shares of this page and the thousands of comments that I have received have helped so much with getting through these past days and weeks. I truly appreciate the love and support from all over the world.
All the best to you all
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