Lehi mother dies suddenly after delivering healthy twins
(KUTV) It was a love story that started as simple as any other. Roger Miskin was a server at Cassie Davis' table at an Applebee's in Orem. He touched her elbow and she agreed to a date with him.
"They were inseparable ever since," according to Cassie's obituary.
After getting married in 2010, the couple wanted a child more than anything. On Halloween, they were thrilled to have twins.
That excitement quickly faded into a cloud of sadness later that night when 30-year-old Cassie had complications related to the birth and died in the early morning hours of Nov. 1 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo.
Ryan Struthers set up a GoFundMe account for his brother-in-law and the newborn twin boys, so Roger can focus on taking care of the boys and not worry about finances at this emotionally hard time. So far $58,000 has been raised for the family.
The couple tried to have a baby for six years, but after a number of miscarriages, they decided to try In Vitro Fertilization in March of 2016. It was successful. The pregnancy went well with no complications, Struthers wrote on the GoFundMe page.
Then, on Monday, Cassie went in for a scheduled ultrasound. It was then doctors discovered one of the boys’ growth had slowed, and it was decided a emergency C-section needed to be performed. The surgery went well, and both boys were born healthy, Struthers posted.
Friends and family have offered donations of clothing and breast milk, which the family has accepted, according to an update on the GoFundMe website.
"We thank you for the generosity of offers we have received," the post on the site also stated.
Any of those interested in making clothing donations may send them to Wing Mortuary, 118 E Main St, Lehi, UT 84043, (801) 768-9514.
Cassie liked to participate in beauty pageants, fantasy football, refurbishing old furniture, go shopping, watch movies and TV shows, according to her obituary. She also liked spending time with her husband, baking, keeping her house spotless and being actively involved in church.