3 Young Children Become Orphans After Mom Tragically Dies On Same Day As Dad's Funeral

The parents leave behind newborn twins and a 2-year-old daughter.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A Florida family was hit with tragedy again when the mother died of infection after giving birth to twins—the same day as her boyfriend's funeral. According to the Palm Beach Post, 27-year-old Stephanie Caceres died Wednesday from an infection caused by the C-section she underwent 12 days prior. The twins' father, Jevaughn Suckoo, died in a shooting on July 11.

Twins,  Jevaughn Jr. and Lailah, and the couple's 2-year-old daughter, Kailanie, have been left as orphans. The pediatric office where Caceres worked is collecting money to help the children.

Per the Palm Beach Post26-year-old Suckoo (pictured below) was fatally shot outside of his gated apartment complex. Authorities ruled the death a homicide. “We’re going to find him. We’re going to catch him,” the victim's father, Dwight Suckoo, said about the culprits. “You can be assured that we will find out who did it.”


Following the death of Caceres, Suckoo's aunt spoke out about the family moving on. “We’re just trying to figure out how to move forward from here," Caceres' aunt, Joni Saunders, told Palm Beach Post. Caceres' colleague, Lina Niemczyk, added that the focus is on taking care of the children. "Our goal is to secure their future. It’s a promise to their mom and dad.” 

A GoFundMe has been started for the children.

[Photo: GoFundMe]

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