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Pregnant mom kept alive on Life Support dies after giving life to her son

Posted in Life Support with tags , , , , , on February 11, 2014 by saynsumthn

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

Dylanbenson1_ml_140211_16x9_608For 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.

“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 preemie.

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.

Dear readers,

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, both here and on the YouCaring donation page, 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.

Dylan (and Iver)