A new mom died unexpectedly two days after giving birth to her daughter. The woman’s Texas community is rallying to make sure her family will be supported following the loss.
Bowen-Ables had a healthy baby named Josephine via Cesarean section on March 23. “She ended up getting induced, and then there were just, a day later or so, complications. And everything changed,” Bowen told the news outlet.
The baby was healthy, and Kyle Ables said they had a happy day as a family of three. Camylle passed away on March 25.
The family launched a GoFundMe to help support the grieving fiancé, Kyle Ables, and newborn daughter. “You’ve got to keep moving forward through the day, but it’s tough. It is tough,” Ables told NBC DFW of how he’s coping with the sudden loss.
“We wanted to make sure we did something for both Kyle and Jojo,” Bowen-Ables’s aunt, Shawnda Vance, told the outlet.
Peyton Bowen, Camylle’s brother, a high-school football player, tweeted about the fundraiser. “Hey everyone, Saturday morning my family and I lost my sister after she gave birth to my niece Josephine Louise,” he wrote. “It’s been a very hard time for everyone who has had a relationship with my sister Camylle.”
Hey everyone, Saturday morning my family and I lost my sister after she gave birth to my niece Josephine Louise. it’s been a very hard time for everyone who has had a relationship with my sister camylle. https://t.co/twIvFvt25c
— Peyton Bowen (@PeytonBowen10) March 28, 2023
“Camylle was a proud new mom, a loving fiancé, a daughter, sister, granddaughter, cousin, and best friend to everyone that had the privilege of knowing her,” the GoFundMe page reads. “She was her brothers’ biggest fan, her moms best friend, and Kyle’s soulmate and better half. She was overjoyed to become a mother and wife, in fact, that’s all she’s talked about for the last 9 months.”
The GoFundMe set a goal of raising $100,000 for funeral costs and for the future needs of Josephine and Kyle. As of Thursday, more than $109,370 has been donated.
Credit: People, NBC DFW