For this mom, the joyful news of the birth of her son came to “cover” a very unpleasant news, the ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ of her husband from ᴄᴀɴᴄᴇʀ. These two important events happened on the same day and changed her life forever…
It’s a story that has moved thousands of people around the world. In an incredibly brave and selfless move, a woman gave birth to her son early so her ᴅʏɪɴɢ husband had the chance to meet him before he ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ.
Haley Parke shared the story of her son’s birth in a Facebook post. She said her baby boy was born three weeks early by ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ on December 2, the same day his father and husband ᴅɪᴇᴅ of ᴄᴀɴᴄᴇʀ.
Hayley and JB welcomed their first son in June, 2020.
Last Sunday, the man was admitted to the hospital with ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs from ᴄᴀɴᴄᴇʀ. While they thought they had six months left to spend together, they learned Wednesday that they only had a few days left.
“With our second son’s due date three weeks away, my husband and I knew asking for an ɪɴᴅᴜᴄᴛɪᴏɴ was the right thing to do. Without hesitation, the team of I.C.U doctors contacted the head of the doctors in the ʜɪɢʜ-ʀɪsᴋ ʟᴀʙᴏʀ department, and that’s how we did it,” Haley said.
The emotional mum said her new son was “prepared” for his dramatic entrance into the world as he came out strong and healthy despite being born three weeks early.
“God prepared our son for this very moment because he came out weighing 3.28 kg and being 50.8 cm long with fully-developed lungs that let out the sweetest of cries,” she revealed.
Hayley and her husband JB with their first-born son.
She went on to say: “Within a minute, I was in the ᴏᴘᴇʀᴀᴛɪɴɢ ʀᴏᴏᴍ, and just 20 minutes later our son was born. They gave him to me for a quick kiss, and then a team of doctors and nurses carried him up two floors and placed him on his dad’s chest,” she said excitedly.
His mother wrote that once the baby was placed on his father’s chest, Jb Parke’s vital signs immediately improved and he recognized their son.
His last moments were spent with his newborn son and his wife in the hospital room. Haley Parke says her husband breathed his last with their son on his chest and her hand on his.
Hayley shared a photo of their newborn son John alongside the post.
Hayley’s emotional story has been read over 80,000 times on Facebook and left people around the world in tears.
“You are beautiful. Your son is a miracle, and your husband is a hero. May you be blessed in these hardest of times,” one woman commented on the post.
Another commended the mum for her brave act: “Your son will live his life knowing he got to meet his Dad. What a legacy you’ve given him.”