Mellssa Carlton has been in a coma for 10 weeks after suffering a seizure caused by a benign brain tumor. She gave birth to a healthy baby boy via c-section, but was still unconscious for the birth. Doctors say she was “unable to fully wake up” to see the birth of her son, but are confident she will soon be able to meet him.
“I know that being able to hold this little guy is going to be a wonderful experience, but I also know it’s going to be very hard for me to know that I am going to be the first one to hold him,” Melissa’s husband Brian Lande told a local news station. He has raised $80,000 online from kind strangers to help pay for his wife’s expensive medical bills.