Outpouring Of Public Support After Death Of Newborn Girl
More than $70,000 has been raised for a family after their daughter tragically passed away just weeks after birth.
It's been just over two weeks since Bianca and Daniel Hector tragically lost their newborn daughter.
'One Born Every Minute Australia' followed the couple, also parents to daughters Mackenzie and Peyton, on Tuesday as their twins Hunter and Brooklyn were born.
It was revealed Mackenzie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia just six weeks after Bianca found out she was pregnant with the twins.
The young family's lives became consumed with doctors appointments, blood transfusions and chemotherapy. Mackenzie became so unwell she was admitted for ICU for a week in September.
In mid-November, a day before Bianca and Daniel's episode of 'One Born' was due to air, Brooklyn stopped breathing, and was rushed to the hospital. She was pronounced dead that evening.
Bianca set up a GoFundMe page, asking for support from the public, so she and Daniel could continue to care for Mackenzie, Peyton and Hunter.
The pair initially asked for $15,000 but that sum doubled after the episode went to air. On Wednesday afternoon, more than $70,000 had been raised for the family.
"I thought finding out 'Kenzie had cancer and ending up in ICU would have been the worst time we had this year -- little did I know the worst was yet to come," Bianca wrote on the GoFundMe page.
Bianca shared a heartbreaking tribute to Brooklyn on the day that marked two weeks since her passing.
"Everyday is a new challenge to even get up in the morning because all I want is you," Bianca wrote on December 1.
"I want to know why you were taken from us why I will never get to see you smile take your first steps say your first word grow up," she added.
"To have that day just be a bad dream but that is never going to be the case. The day you left you took a part of me with you I have this hole in my heart that not even time will heal."
You can donate to Mackenzie, Peyton and Hunter by following the link to Go Fund Me.
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