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Arizona hotshot firefighter's widow gives birth to boy

In the awful aftermath of 19 fallen firefighters, there’s some good news coming out of Prescott, Ariz.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor Aug 29, 2013 6:19PM

In the aftermath of the loss of 19 firefighters who were killed in late June battling the Yarnell fire, there is some good news coming out of Prescott, Ariz. Amanda Misner, the widow of fallen firefighter Sean Misner, a member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, gave birth to their son on Aug. 22.

Sean Jaxon Herbert Misner, named after his father, weighed in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long, reports KABC-7 TV.

Sean Jaxon Herbert Misner (In Memory of Prescott Firefighters Lost 6/30/2013 via Facebook, http://aka.ms/Prescott-Firefighters) The family released the following statement on Aug. 23: “The Misner family deeply appreciates the concern and the many warm wishes we're receiving. As you might imagine, this is profoundly emotional time for us, and we ask that everyone please respect our privacy. Again, our gratitude for your compassion and your heartfelt thoughts are appreciated more than you know.”

Mom and baby are reportedly healthy and doing well.

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Photo: Sean Jaxon Herbert Misner via Facebook, http://aka.ms/Prescott-Firefighters)

117Comments
Sep 6, 2013 7:18AM
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my neighbor just gave birth too,her navy husband got killed 3 weeks ago.

 

No big deal in the news.

Sep 6, 2013 12:55AM
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please tell me that she is one of the wives that have insurance coverage. I know some do no. Which is sick. I will like to help if she doesn't. Best of wishes to mom, the baby,, and the family in this most difficult time
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9/3/2013

 

A very Happy Day for Mom and new Baby, keeping his Father's Memory alive

will help to lessen the Pain the Family feels, and how we all feel about this

horrible tragedy!!  We are PROUD of these MEN, who did a WONDERFUL

JOB protecting all of Us!!

Aug 30, 2013 1:35PM
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I'm sure the mom is having a lot of mixed emotions right now; joy that she has a son but sadness that his father won't be there to see him and the "firsts" in his life. May God bless you and smile on you little Sean.
Aug 30, 2013 1:04PM
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This innocent child was a blessing that was due to come while his father was still alive, this was not a child born by some idiot that was having a child with someone other than her husband but one born conceived out of love in a marriage with the actual spouse.  This makes the child a great blessing especially since his father gave his life helping others.  For those who want to give a thumbs down for this blessing for his family please look inside and find your heart, will this family need help possibly but that is because the city is not giving the mother the same benefits that some of the fallen firefighters received if anything we all need to stand behind the mother and help her fight for her and her sweet son's rights.
Aug 30, 2013 12:42PM
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another child born without a father.  Hope some of those hot shots and family can help carry the load
Aug 30, 2013 11:32AM
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How can any of these idiots give thumbs down to this great happening?? I think I answered my own question. They are IDIOTS!!
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