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B.C. woman with COVID-19 delivers child while in critical condition

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November 15, 2020 - 8:25 AM

An Abbotsford woman is in critical condition with COVID-19 following the birth of her second child.

Gill McIntosh was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Nov. 6 and was admitted to the hospital a few days later.

“Gill was two days shy of 36 weeks pregnant and the doctors knew they had to get the baby out before it was too late,” Corina Rochon, a family friend, wrote in a GoFundMe that was started yesterday and has already reached its $50,000 goal.

“Their beautiful baby boy was born by emergency C-section the evening of Nov. 10. The baby boy was delivered healthy, COVID-negative and continues to be monitored in the NICU.”

Father Dave McIntosh got to hold his son today, Nov. 14, but Gill is still fighting in intensive care.

“We know that Gill has a big fight ahead of her and then a long road of recovery; we are trying to prepare for her long term needs,” Rochon wrote.

Funds raised will help prepare for the expenses associated with having a new baby, and pay the bills while Gill recovers and Dave is home from work.

“To already be at over $50,000 is absolutely amazing. The family is completely humbled by the generosity,” according to the GoFundMe.

The GoFundMe can be found here.

 


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