Boy born to brain-dead mom thriving
What ever happened to baby Josiah Fay, born in December from his fatally injured mother, Sarah?
Answer: Now 3 months old and living in Denver with his aunt and uncle, Carey and Michael Fay, Josiah is thriving and weighs a healthy 8 pounds, said Erin Caffrey, of Pascale Communications.
"People say, 'Eight pounds, that's normal,'" Caffrey said. But they should remember Josiah weighed only 5 1/2 pounds a month after he was delivered by a Caesarian section that took place several weeks before full term, she said.
"He could rest in the palms of your hands when he was born," she said.
Josiah's mother, Sarah, 34, was 7 1/2 months pregnant when she was fatally injured in an attack allegedly carried out by her estranged boyfriend Marwan Timothy Saad Jackson, 24, on Nov. 27.
Fay was left brain dead by the attack, but her body was kept alive until Josiah could be delivered on Dec. 12 at the Queen's Medical Center.
Jackson is to be tried for murder Aug. 7. He was sentenced last month to five years in prison for five unrelated crimes.
Caffrey released an update on Josiah yesterday in conjunction with the publication Thursday of the story of Sarah and Josiah Fay in the National Enquirer. Copies will be arriving in Hawaii soon, Caffrey said.
What had been a story known in Hawaii and Denver will now be known nationwide, she said.
The Enquirer made a "significant" donation to the Sarah Marie Fay Foundation, but further donations are appreciated, Caffrey said. The foundation, at www.sarahmariefay.com, provides for Josiah and his two half siblings, son Adahy, 10, and daughter Wahliya, 7, who live with their father, Brian "Forest" Kessel, in Pasadena, Calif.
This update was written by Star-Bulletin reporter Rod Thompson.
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