I want to tell you the story about the birth of this baby. Doctors initially told 41-year-old Stacie Crimm of Oklahom that she would not be able to have a child, but when she unexpectedly got pregnant her life changed forever.
Crimm immediately began preparing for the birth of her child, but she soon started having major headaches, tremors and double vision. After her family’s insistent pleas that she visit a doctor Crimm finally went to her local hospital in July for tests, which revealed she had neck and head cancer. She quickly decided not to undergo cancer treatment for the sake of her baby, but on August 16 she collapsed at home and was rushed to the hospital. Apparently the tumor had started to wrap around her brain stem. Within a few days her condition deteriorated and the doctors said a C-section was the only hope of saving her child.
Her baby, Dottie Mae, was born weighing only 2lbs 1oz and was immediately put in the neonatal intensive care unit, which was in a different building than where Crimm was staying. Crimm was initially unable to see her daughter because of how bad shape they both were in.
However, the nurse Agi Beo was able to create a mobile ICU unit to bring Dottie Mae to Crimm’s bedside. The two were finally united after several weeks, with Dottie laying on Crimm’s chest.
After battling her disease for months Crimm unfortunately passed away three days after holding her baby.
Crimm’s brother Ray Phillips will be raising Dottie Mae along with his wife and four other children.