A pair of newborn twins and their 1-year-old sister are orphans after both parents died within days of each other in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The children’s father, 26-year-old Jevaughn Suckoo, was fatally shot on July 11 at the apartment complex where he lived with 27-year-old Stephanie Caceres The Palm Beach Post reported.
Three days later, Caceres gave birth to twins, Jevaughn Jr. and Lailah. She developed an infection from a cesarean section and died on July 27, the same day as Suckoo’s funeral.
“We’re just trying to figure out how to move forward,” Suckoo’s aunt Joni Saunders told publication.
“She always told me that she had a dream of taking care of me because I have diabetes. And she always told me, ‘Mom I’m going to take care of you,’ not knowing that I’m going to be taking care of her kids,” Caceres’ mother, Irma Meza, told television station WPTV in West Palm Beach.
The couple also leaves behind a 1-year-old daughter. The children’s grandparents will take custody of all three children.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with the children’s health care, education and support.