Cagney Wenk was there to meet his newborn baby Levon after defying doctors advice to survive and moved from the hospital ICU to witness the birth of his child. This heartbreaking video shows the pair embrace for several touching minutes in front of sobbing hospital staff.
Prior to the birth, the 26-year-old had three brain surgeries, and was being treated in the intensive care unit at Boulder Community Hospital in Colorado. That moment he holds his child is more than special. He was shedding tears of joy and excitement watching his wife giving birth to his child.
After Levon was born, the hospital staff brought Cagney’s bed closer so he could see his baby better. The video shows fatherly love as a moment of sheer happiness, but for a family who face a difficult road ahead.
It’s also asking people to donate to the family on a Give Forward fund online, explaining that the funds will be spent on “assisting with medical treatment and hospital bills, helping with the medical costs associated with the new baby.”
They will also use donations of “airline or hotel points to help the family spend as much time as possible with Cagney, pitching in with the new baby, coordination of meals”.