His wife had gone into early labor and began hemorrhaging inside their house in Littleton, Colorado.
When they came to the hospital, doctors told Frederick that he had to decide between saving his wife or daughter.
Frederick chose what he thought his wife would want him to do. On the same day that he welcomed his baby girl into the world, he lost the love of his life.
His wife hadn't been due to give birth until the middle of January.
But last Friday she went into early labor, and Frederick knew something was wrong immediately.
'It was either give her the surgery first that may save her life, but you're going to lose your daughter, or your daughter can be saved but there's a chance you might lose your wife,' he said.
'I'm glad I made that decision because in the end if Keyvonne probably could have survived, she would have hated me for the rest of my life,' he said.
Keyvonne survived the C-section and was able to see pictures of her baby girl. Just a few minutes later, she passed away.
Pooder is still expected to spend up to a couple of weeks in the hospital, where she is being fed with donated breast milk.
The nurses have gifted her clothes and Frederick was even given a room in labor and delivery following the tragic loss of his wife.
Pooder is still expected to spend anything from a few more days to a couple of weeks in the hospital, where she is being fed with donated breast milk.
Now Frederick has been left to pick up the pieces for the little girl he named Angelique Keyvonne Connie, who he calls 'Pooder' for short.
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