'I tried to be strong': twins welcomed home as father grieves wife who died in childbirth
Wei Liu died in Richmond Hospital April 8 after giving birth to twin girls
Victor Yu has mixed feelings over taking his twin newborn girls home for the first time. It's been one month since his wife, Wei Lu, died giving birth to them.
"It's a lot," he said. "I was quite devastated, almost collapsed in the beginning. Later on with this tremendous support I ... tried to be strong."
His friends and family rallied around the grief stricken father, raising $80,000 within weeks of Liu's death.
Allen Liu is the family's spokesperson. "It takes a village to raise a child. They are very young. [This is] very sad," he said.
Death under investigation
Vancouver Coastal Health says Liu's death at Richmond Hospital is the area's first childbirth-related death in 2½ years.
It conducted an investigation into the death but due to privacy concerns has not publicly released its findings.
A spokesperson offered condolences to the family, and said there were 35 staff members working to save Liu's life.
The B.C. Coroners Service is conducting an investigation of its own.
Yu is now focusing on raising his girls.
"I hope I can try my best to give them a very happy childhood," he said.
An online fundraising campaign continues to help support the family. Its goal is another $500,000.