Mother suddenly dies after giving birth to healthy twin boysBy Mason White 4:26 PM November 6, 2016
|Cassie Phyllis Miskin with her twins|
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) Two newborn babies were left orphaned after their mother died suddenly following the birth.
The twins are now being cared for by their heartbroken father, Roger Miskin.
30-year-old Cassie Phyllis Miskin went in for an ultrasound when a doctor determined that one of the babies was not growing as well as he should.
The doctor made the decision to deliver the babies via Cesarean section. Miskin gave birth to the healthy baby boys at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo.
However, she developed complications related to the birth and died later that evening, leaving her family devastated.
According to the family, Roger and Cassie Miskin met while she was working as a waitress at Applebee’s. They got married in 2010, and were inseparable.
For six years, the couple tried to have children with no success. After a number of miscarriages, they decided to try In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) which was successful.
Miskin was preparing for their arrival with much excitement. Sadly, she never had a chance to enjoy her children as she passed away due to complications at the birth.
Her family set up a GoFundMe account so that “Roger can focus on caring for the babies and not have to worry about finances in this difficult time,” they wrote.
So far, the family raised $82,500 of their $150,000 goal.