Mum-of-five induced early so dying husband could meet their newborn Mum-of-five induced early so dying husband could meet their newborn
IF ANYTHING was going to ensure that Mark Aulger would do everything in his power to beat his cancer it was the news that... Mum-of-five induced early so dying husband could meet their newborn

IF ANYTHING was going to ensure that Mark Aulger would do everything in his power to beat his cancer it was the news that his wife Diane was pregnant with their fifth child.

After eight months of chemotherapy, Mark had been cleared of stage 3 colon cancer and the family had their best Christmas ever.

But on New Year’s Day, Mark collapsed and was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis — a scarring that takes place within the lungs and impedes the flow of oxygen to the brain and other vital organs.

Mark was told by the doctors that he was highly unlikely to meet their baby girl because he only had a week to live.

As the family welcome Savannah — they are forced to say goodbye to their darling dad. Source: YouTube

As the family welcome Savannah — they are forced to say goodbye to their darling dad. Source: YouTubeSource:YouTube

But his wife Diane was determined that this was not going to happen — so she made the tough decision to forgo her initial plans of having a natural birth and get induced early to give her husband the opportunity to hold their baby before he passed away.


“I thought I would be having her by myself I was very happy — they were going to keep us together for the birth,” his wife Diane says on The Doctors show.

Savannah was born via C-section on January 18 and Mark was the first person to hold the gorgeous little girl. He cradled her for 45 precious minutes.

“When we induced the labour he was in a bed side-by-side with me. For me it was a beautiful day — he was there wide awake and alert for the whole day,” Diane says.

“When the nurse cleaned up the baby and gave her to Mark you could see the complete pain in his eyes — he still talked to her and told her that he was her daddy and that he loved her.”

Mark also got to hold her for a minute the following day before slipping into a coma and then passing away two days later.

Mark cradled Savannah for 45 minutes as soon as she was born. Source: YouTube

Mark cradled Savannah for 45 minutes as soon as she was born. Source: YouTubeSource:YouTube

“He had been in a coma for about 48 hours and I could see on the monitor that his stats were dropping and he would passing away very soon, so I put her in his arms and held his hand until he stopped breathing.”

Diane wants nothing more than her husband to be by her side to watch their five beautiful children grow and flourish.

“I just miss him — I miss him very much. We were really, really, really in love.”

Henry Okafor

  • Rebecca

    2017-02-15 #1 Author

    That is really true love. These type of things bring tears to my eyes. Such a sweet moment but also sad because the father won’t be able to live any longer to care for his babies.

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  • Shay

    2017-02-15 #2 Author

    This is so true

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  • Regin crowell

    2017-02-15 #3 Author

    This is beautiful true love

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  • Mariah

    2017-02-15 #4 Author

    Just a beautiful story.!

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  • Demar Robinson

    2017-02-15 #5 Author

    That’s truly amazing cancer is the worsts sickness ever

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  • Chantelle johnson

    2017-02-15 #6 Author

    I thought this was a very sad story, my son never was able to meet his dad, his dad was murdered October 29th 2016, my son was born December 24th 2016 2 months after best Christmas gift ever, I just wish his dad was with us!!!

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  • Rika

    2017-02-15 #7 Author

    Aww. This such a beuatigul, amazing story

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    • Rika

      2017-02-15 #8 Author

      *beautiful (correction)

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  • Shonda

    2017-02-15 #9 Author

    This would have really broke my heart but it’s a beautiful love story ❤️

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  • Noiling

    2017-02-15 #10 Author

    Wow this was a tough story to read wow it brought tears to my eyes, he’s last wish was granted and im glad he got to hold his baby girl before passing away, most father dont understand the meaning of having kids, and some take their kids for granted, i hope this story opens people’s minds

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  • Vesha

    2017-02-17 #11 Author

    this is sad but at least he was able to meet them once before he left 😩.

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  • Rojina Adhikari

    2017-02-23 #12 Author

    True love never dies.

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