After struggling to get pregnant, it was a miracle that through IVF, Erica Morales was able to conceive quadruplets with her husband Carlos. But after going into hypovolemic shock during childbirth, the mother-of-four passed away before she could even see her children — leaving Carlos as a single dad.
Raising four newborns alone isn't what Carlos had in mind when he pictured being a father, but he's more than ready to step up to the plate — and thanks to a GoFundMe page that was created in his honor, a whopping $344k has been raised for him and the children.
Erica Morales while pregnant. (Photo Credit: GoFundMe)
"To think that so many people are giving me whatever they can afford makes me smile," he told
'People.' "Every single penny will help so I can give my babies a great life."
The four babies — Carlos Jr., Tracy, Erica and Paisley — were all born with an alarmingly low birth weight, but have been growing stronger each day. And although his children's smiling faces help him get through each day, there's no doubt he's still grieving the loss of his wife.
"She should be here," Carlos said of his wife's death, which occurred on Jan. 16. "These four babies were a blessing so I will make it work. I have to."
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