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Victoria husband fights for unborn son after losing wife
The community is rallying around 32-year-old Victoria father-to-be Dylan Benson, after his wife suffered a brain hemorrhage while pregnant with the couple's child.
Robyn Benson, 32, was declared brain dead by doctors on Dec. 29, but her unborn child continues to grow as Robyn remains on life support. Doctors hope the child can reach 34 weeks – still several weeks away – before performing delivering him through caesarian section, according to Dylan's blog, misterbenson.com.
"Iver is still growing in the womb and amazingly things are still remaining healthy as far as my wife’s body goes," Dylan wrote in a Jan. 28 blogpost.
A youcaring.com fundraising drive, set up by Dylan, had surpassed its $36,000 goal on Monday, reaching more than $50,000.
"I know that the day or the day after he is born will be the day that I have to say goodbye to Robyn," Dylan wrote. "For now I will just continue to hope that every day is the same as the next and that I’m able to accomplish the things that I need to accomplish to continue to move forward."