Heartbreak for One Born Every Minute family as twin baby dies three months after filming – as the devastated mother says she is ‘finding it hard to continue each day’
Sydney parents Bianca and Daniel Hector, who featured on One Born Every Minute Australia this week, have revealed their twin daughter, Brooklyn, died last month.
The Hector family lost their little girl on November 18 after the child stopped breathing and was unable to be saved.
They had been featured on Tuesday’s episode of the show, after welcoming their twins at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital on August 20.
‘I cannot describe the feelings or emotions we are all experiencing at the moment and I’m finding it hard to continue each and every day,’ said mother Bianca, 29.
‘But we have three small children who depend on us and we can’t just give up.’
Heartbreak: Two Sydney parents featured on One Born Every Minute Australia have revealed their twin daughter, Brooklyn, died last month. Pictured: Daniel and Bianca Hector with their children (left to right) Hunter, Peyton, Mackenzie and Brooklyn
Bianca added: ‘I walked through the door and Brooklyn was not breathing. My husband was on the phone to Triple Zero while I started to give her CPR. I worked on her until the ambulance got there to take over.
‘I went with Brooklyn to the hospital and they tried their best to bring my little girl back to me. From injecting adrenaline, shocking her little tiny body and doing [chest] compressions.
‘Just after 7pm that night, my little angel was pronounced dead, never to come home.’
The Hectors have set up a GoFundMe page after being forced to ‘ask for help’ due to their financial struggles.
Bianca said: ‘I would never normally ask for help but in this difficult time of our lives we are reaching out. Nothing will ever bring back our little princess… but we are asking for the help to try and keep things as normal as possible for Mackenzie, Peyton and Hunter.’
Supporters have already raised more than $40,000 for the family after their campaign went viral on Facebook.
Tragedy: The Hector family lost Brooklyn (pictured) on November 18 after the child stopped breathing and was unable to be saved
On Tuesday night, viewers followed Bianca and Daniel’s journey as they welcomed twins Brooklyn and Hunter on August 20.
Brooklyn was born first, with Hunter then requiring an emergency C-section as he had become transverse, which meant he was lying across Bianca’s stomach.
Six weeks into the pregnancy, the couple’s one-year-old daughter, Mackenzie, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which was also addressed on the program.
Bianca wrote on their GoFundMe page: ‘I thought finding out Kenzie had cancer and ending up in ICU would have been the worst time we had this year, but little did I know the worst was yet to come.’
‘I cannot describe the feelings or emotions’: On Tuesday night, viewers followed Bianca and Daniel’s journey as they welcomed twins Brooklyn and Hunter on August 20
Explaining Mackenzie’s ongoing battle with leukemia, she added: ‘She was further diagnosed as high risk, which consists of more intensive treatment.
‘After each chemo treatment she constantly has different side effects, like mucositis and descended stomach temperatures. This has caused her to spend most of this year in the hospital on antibiotics.’
You can donate to the Hector family by visiting their GoFundMe page
Emotional journey: Six weeks into the pregnancy, the couple’s daughter Mackenzie (right) was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which was also addressed on the show