Be Brave During Adversity, Be Generous When You Can
Recently information about the Baby Iver Fund and how to donate has been flying around social media. Essentially the fund was set up for Dylan, a man who's wife Robyn had a stroke and lost all brain function. At the time she was 22 weeks pregnant with their son Iver. Dylan made the hard decision to keep his wife's body alive for up to 7 more weeks until it was safe to deliver his son via c-section. The fund was set up to help Dylan because he was unable to work due to mental stress and will need to take a leave to raise his newborn son. His original goal was $36,000 which would amount to 1 year of Robyn's salary. To date he's received a whopping $177, 132 from people throughout the world who cared enough about a stranger to help him financially so he can heal spiritually.
To be honest as I'm typing this there are tears rolling down my cheeks. Dylan has showed such bravery and level headedness in a very difficult time. I'm sure the decision to keep his wife's body alive was not an easy one to make. I'm also amazed at the support he found in strangers around the world who's hearts broke when they heard his story. The generosity of strangers has provided Dylan and his son with enough money to cover living expenses, medical costs, an education fund for Iver, and some extra so the two of them can move to a more suitable living space.
On February 10th a healthy little Iver was born. On that day Dylan also said goodbye to the love of his life. My heart goes out to Dylan and his family.
I choose learn from this story a valuable lesson in bravery and generosity.
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Krystal Bernier, Holistic Nutritionist
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