Earlier this month, a Massachusetts man of Milford lost his wife, newborn daughter and sister within days of each other.
Domingos Fraga’s wife, Liz, 26, died on May 6 while giving birth to their daughter, Juliet, according to her obituary. It was reported that she suffered from blood loss following an emergency cesarean.
The couple had only been married less than five months—December, 31, 2015, was their wedding day.
“She was an avid reader, and enjoyed traveling and shopping. She collected cute socks and loved cats. Liz was a loving and devoted wife, daughter, sister and most recently, loving mother,” her obituary read, Boston Globe reported.
Then five days later after Liz’s death, Juliet died. She apparently took in too much blood during her birth.
On Monday during the funeral of Fraga’s wife and daughter, he learned that his 42-year-old sister, Melinda Fraga, had died of cervical cancer, according to WCVB-TV.
Since the death of Fraga’s family, his friend, Tiago Daniel, has set up a GoFundMe page for the widower to help pay for his funeral expenses and medical bills.
As of Thursday, the family has raised $54,489 of a requested $10k—far more than what was initially asked.
Fraga wrote a statement of gratitude on his GoFundMe page:
I cannot express in words the amazing support in which you have all given me. In this unstable state of mind keeping me on a straight path in dealing with the loss of my soulmate my best friend and my amazingly strong daughter that held out for as long as she did so daddy could know the joy of holding her in his arms changing her diaper reading to her at night listening to music with her as I put her to sleep. Those memories will never fade. This has been the most strenous months of my life and all I can do is what liz would want for me to do in this situation. I thank you all for your help.
On Sunday, Fraga’s 91-year-old grandmother suffered a stroke, WCVB reported.