A 20-year-old father tragically died only half an hour after finding out the gender of his baby.
It was in December when Ben Cann and his partner found out that they were expecting a baby. On July 2, he organized a gender reveal party as he wanted to share his excitement with their loved ones.
Their family and close friends saw the couple pop a balloon that showed they were having a girl.
But less than an hour after the reveal, the expectant dad was involved in a car crash and was rushed to a hospital where he died from his injuries.
Speaking to Chronicle Live, Ben’s mother said that her son left the party around 20 minutes before the two-vehicle collision.
A fundraiser has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses.
The GoFundMe page describes Ben as someone who always tried to do his “best at absolutely everything in life” and was set to be a carpenter.
“Ben has a beautiful little princess on the way we all know he would of made the most perfect daddy anyone could of wished for, he was beaming with pride popping that balloon seeing he was having a little girl surrounded by the most loving family,” the page continued.
“Many people loved Ben and new he’d do absolutely anything to help anyone. Now it’s our time to take pressure from Bens family and show how much he was loved by us all. Let’s give Ben the most amazing send off which he deserves.”
Heartbroken friends paid tributes to Ben on social media, with one writing: “Rest easy young man, I’ve [known] Ben since he was a young baby boy and the Cann family since I moved to Dudley many moons ago and I can feel what the family is going through at this time. So I send my love to each and everyone of you’s may his life live forever on in our hearts.”
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