Baby born on day mum, 18, died has his life support turned off just days later

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A baby whose mum died on the day he was born has tragically passed away just days later, after his life support was turned off.

Little Danny was delivered by C-section on January 17 – the same day his mum died.

Danielle Jones, 18, had collapsed in her parent's home in Bristol which meant Danny had to be delivered in an emergency.

He was immediately sent to the intensive care unit and treated by medics.

However, just 13 days later a judge ruled his life support could be turned off.

His devastated dad Ozzy Godfrey has paid a heartfelt tribute, saying he was 'proud' to call the tot his son, reports The Mirror.

He wrote: "Rest in peace Danny Godfrey you made me such a proud and happy dad.

"You kept so strong for 13 days. I am so proud to be able to call you my son. You gave me all my strength through such a difficult time.

"You're one tough Godfrey. We made so much memories in such a small amount of time, just a shame you're gone now.

"But you're with your mummy now. Make sure you look after her for me.

"Loves you so much. Gonna miss you so much Danny."

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An online fundraiser has now been set up to help the family pay for funeral costs for the tragic mother and son.

Organiser Emily Morley wrote: "Baby Danny has now joined his Mummy in heaven this is now a double funeral."

Danielle had not told anyone that she was pregnant, the Family Division of the High Court heard on Friday.

Mr Justice Hayden was told the teenager had collapsed for no apparent reason and died in hospital.

Specialists said that Danny had been suffered irreversible brain damage during the birth and should be allowed to die.

Mr Justice Hayden said that family agreed with the assessment.

He added that the hospital where the tot was being treated could not be named or any medics caring for him.

No pictures of Danny can be published according to the ruling.

The University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust had asked Mr Justice Hayden to decide what moves were in the child's best interests.

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