Diane Aulger and FamilyAfter overcoming a battle with stage 3 colon cancer, Mark Aulger, 52, was suddenly diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), an often-terminal scarring of the lungs that obstructs the flow of oxygen to the brain and other vital organs. At the time of Mark’s prognosis, his wife, Diane, was carrying their unborn child. On January 16, 2012, Mark’s pulmonologist estimated that Mark had only five or six days left to live.
Having surpassed 37 weeks of pregnancy, Diane’s OB/GYN determined that baby Savannah’s lungs were developed, and Diane elected to schedule an induction at 38 weeks, so Mark could see his infant daughter before his time ran out. Savannah was born on January 18, shortly before Mark slipped into a coma. Five days after Savannah’s birth, Mark passed away, holding his newborn daughter in his arms.
Three months after Mark's untimely death, Diane joined The Doctors to share her story of perseverance, hardship and lost love. Donations to help Diane and her five children can be made by clicking the DONATE NOW button below. For more on Diane's tragic story visit thedoctorstv.com.
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