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Meet The Baby Born To A Mom on Life Support


Meet The Baby Born To A Mom on Life Support

Iver Benson was born on Feb. 8, 2014, after his brain-dead mother spent
more than a month on life support. (Credit:

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For Dylan Benson, the birth of his son was bittersweet. Greeting his
newborn meant saying goodbye to his wife, who was brain dead and had
been on life support during the last month of her pregnancy to keep
their unborn baby alive.

Robyn Benson, 32, of Victoria, Canada, was 22 weeks pregnant when her
husband found her unresponsive in their home Dec. 28 after she
complained of a headache, according to her husband’s blog.
 Doctors learned that she’d had a massive brain bleed and declared her
brain dead, but they offered to keep her on life support to save the
baby, her husband Dylan Benson wrote.

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“It is with a heavy heart but also with extreme proudness that I am
posting this update,” Dylan Benson wrote on his Facebook page and blog
Monday night. “On Saturday evening, my beautiful and amazing son, Iver
Cohen Benson, was born.”

Dylan Benson posted a photo of himself holding baby Iver, who was born at about 28 weeks.
“Iver is healthy and is the cutest and most precious person I have
ever met,” Dylan Benson wrote, but he expects a “bumpy ride” for the

Saying hello to Iver means saying goodbye to his wife, Dylan Benson
wrote. He wrote that he was proud of her, and that she will live on in
their son and in his heart.

“I miss Robyn more than words can explain,” he wrote.
Benson’s plea to keep his wife alive resulted in an outpouring of
help from friends and strangers, who raised more than $150,000 on his
behalf to help pay the medical expenses.

The Benson family’s story is similar to that of the Munoz family more
than 2,000 miles away in Fort Worth, Texas.  Marlise Munoz was declared
brain dead in November when she was 14 weeks pregnant, but her husband
did not want doctors to keep her on life support. However, the hospital
said it was bound by state law to keep her alive for the duration of her
pregnancy to save the baby. The family ultimately won the right to have
Munoz removed from life support when they sued and a judge ruled in
their favor.

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Read more about the Munoz case here- Abcnews

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2 Comments on "Meet The Baby Born To A Mom on Life Support"

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ah pity that child get better in years to come. ;-(

Victor Ndah

May God help the poor child…

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