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IN People ON 07 Jul, 2016
A woman was pregnant with her fifth child. Several weeks before her due date, she decided that she wanted to induce her labour. She wanted to have her baby early. This difficult decision had an emotional background that will surely well up your eyes.
Read on to know the whole story.
Her husband, Mark, had been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. They were devastated but really believed that they could beat it.
They already had four children and Dianne was going to have their fifth one.
The chemotherapy seemed to work and it appeared that Mark had beaten the dreadful disease. The family celebrated Christmas joyfully as Mark played the guitar and the family sang songs. But sadly the happiness didn't stay for long.
They soon learned that the cancer treatments had an adverse effect on Mark's lungs. Dianne said that "his lungs were like concrete and the oxygen could not reach brain and other organs. He had been suffering from a disease called Pulmonary Fibrosis.
This was when Dianne knew that Mark had to see his daughter, that he needed to hold his daughter before something happened to him. She consulted with the doctors and decided that she would induce her labour.
Her father held her for 45 precious minutes that seemed to be eternal after which he slipped into a coma.
A couple of days later, when the end was peeping onto him, Mark spent his last moments with his children beside him and holding his wife's hand as little Savannah rested in his arms.
Friends, family and strangers stepped up for the Aulgers. Cards, letters, donations and acts of kindness streamed in. A California based man donated a car. Co-workers and friends finished some house repairs that needed to be taken care of. Many strangers donated diapers, supplies and cash.
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