She left a prescription for how she hoped her quadruplets’ lives would unfold, but little else.
Erica Morales, who died shortly after giving birth to quadruplets, left her husband Carlos a road map for raising their children in the form of an iPad note that outlined her wishes for them to learn English and Spanish, attend college and get good jobs.
“I will try my hardest to make sure that happens,” said Carolos Morales
The Arizona father, 29, shared new details about the moments leading up to her death and how the babies are progressing.
Morales is now caring for son Carlos Jr. and daughters Tracey, Paisley and Erica, the widower told People magazine.
Morales, a Phoenix manufacturing worker, discussed his efforts to cope with the tragic loss of his wife Erica, 36, who experienced severe blood loss and died early in the morning Jan. 16, shortly after doctors and nurses at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital delivered the quads via a C-section.
“I went from having the best day of my life to the next morning experiencing the worst day of my life,” Morales told People. “My four babies came into the world and then my wife died.”
Morales said infants Carlos and Tracey have come home from the hospital and that he visits Paisley and Erica — his wife’s namesake — every day.
The couple experienced a miscarriage before conceiving the quadruplets through in vitro fertilization.
Family friend Nicole Todman started a fund-raiser on GoFundMe. As of Monday morning, over 7,000 donors had given more than $253,000, according to the website.