A British couple, Chloe Wilkinson and Patraic Walsh-Kavanagh, is crowdfunding for help to pay off their medical bills after unexpectedly giving birth to their child in Singapore. They were on a 2-day stopover in Singapore and were supposed to be on their way back to Australia when the woman, Chloe Wilkinson, was rushed to the hospital due to an infection.
She later experienced labour pains and gave birth to the baby who was then only 24 weeks old. He weighed a mere 0.86kg and had to be put under intensive care.
What was a short stopover may potentially be a 3-month stay in Singapore as they wait for their baby's condition to improve before flying back home.
The couple are already using whatever money they have to pay for the medical bills but little did they know that healthcare in Singapore is so expensive. Their bills are expected to cost around $250,000.
They are also not supposed to work in Singapore as it is against the law. Helpless, they have started a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to seek financial support for their child.
While it may be a tougher than usual start to their parenthood, they have since raised a third of their goal. With generous donations and hopefully more help, the couple may well be on their way to become brilliant parents to a lucky baby boy.