The family of the late Cagney Wenk dedicated a bench to BCH staff in the
courtyard of Foothills Hospital on December 23, 2017 with one special
guest in attendance: Cagney's one-year-old son, Levon.
In September 2016, photos of Wenk, his fiancee, Jessica Li, and his newborn
son garnered national and international news attention.
Cagney was bravely fighting brain cancer when his fiancee went into labor
at Foothills Hospital.
BCH hospital staff wheeled him from the ICU to the Family Birth Center
so he could be there for the birth of Levon.
"It was an extraordinary sharing between the units. This really brought
out the best," BCH ICU Nurse leader Tracey Nagell
told CNN at the time
Local birth and maternity photographer
documented the child's first hours and produced a
that went viral on news outlets around the world.
Cagney passed away last year surrounded by his family and friends.
One year later, Cagney's family paid tribute to BCH staff in gratitude
for the support they received.
Photo credit: Thank you, again, Sarah Boccolucci for your beautiful photos.