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Ashtyn Forbes-Dolan’s son, Zayden, died just 15 minutes after being born in January. He had a rare chromosomal disorder called Trisomy 13.  The Fruita woman decided, in memory of her son, to make Christmas bright this year for two local families whose babies are facing medical problems.


Mother who lost son lavishes Christmas love on other ailing infants

This year, Ashtyn Forbes-Dolan expected to be wrapping gifts for her son’s first Christmas. Instead, she found herself packaging presents for babies belonging to two other mothers.
The 21-year-old Fruita woman is helping two families with gifts for their own babies this holiday season to honor her son, who died in January, just minutes after he was born.
Forbes-Dolan was only 29 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to Zayden Dolan, who weighed in at just two pounds, nine ounces.

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