Going above and beyond.

On Saturday evening, I took a cab and I went to 7-11 on the way to a friend’s house, and later, when I got out of the cab I had lost my debit card. The cab driver and I had been talking about what’s happening with me, and the cab driver was so nice that he ended up driving by himself back to the 7-11 to go and get my debit card. When he came back to drop it off he told me he was so moved by my story that he gave me a giant hug. Yesterday, he texted me and said that he had been talking with his wife and they wanted to offer to make some lasagna for me, and asked if I was allergic to anything. Tonight, he texted me for my address and came over to my place and dropped off a gigantic warm lasagna.

I can’t explain how appreciative I am, it is such a beautiful gesture by a very kind man. He cooked the lasagna himself, and said that he was the least he could do, and he just wanted to help make things just a little bit easier for me.

There are some truly wonderful people in this world, and I feel very thankful that I was fortunate enough to meet one like him.


  1. Halona Black’s avatar

    This story lets me know that people are still human beings — that we are still able to love and care for one another, just when we need it most. I just read your story in the NY Times. Words cannot express… I pray for your continued strength. I pray that Iver grows up to be a wonderful young man.

    Halona from Orlando, FL


  2. Leen’s avatar

    Dylan, I pray that you will stay strong for your wife and son.
    I pray that Robyn will hold on for Iver and then she’ll have a peaceful end in heaven.
    God bless the cab driver and his lovely wife – little things mean so much in life!

    Take care,
    Leen of Melbourne


  3. Hema’s avatar

    Hi Dylan,

    I am so speechless, This is Hema from Mumbai,India… i am a new mother, i truely understand what a MOM means for the lil one…. i can just hope some miracle happens and Iver sees himself in Robyn’s arms. Our prayers are with you… all our blessings will make Iver and You strong even if we have to compromise with destiny and fate….

    i am really sorry for you again… Hatss of for your love towards Robyn and Iver…. No matter wat u d be the best Dad… All the Best dear…


  4. Raghu G H’s avatar

    Hi Dylan,

    Shocked after listening your story in one of the local newspaper of Bangalore (Vijaya karnataka) well Raghu here from India Wishing you all the best for the positive outcome.

    Raghu G H


  5. Lisa’s avatar

    Hi Dylan,

    I am from South Africa and is deeply touched by your story, i try to follow it as much as i can. i hope God gives you the strenght to carry on and give your baby a life. You are a great Dad and your wife will be very proud of you. All i can say is, have Strength and Faith. God is great!!! All the best!! the whole world is with you through this tough time of your life.


  6. holly’s avatar


    I read your story on the news in Australia, I can not begin to imagine what you are going through, but I know that your wife will be so incredibly proud of you.

    Keeping you in my thoughts and wishing you all the best possible outcomes for your baby boy.



  7. Antony Mavrel Lobo’s avatar

    Dear friend,

    I too faced similar situation in my life as u explained above. Good people are therein this world and the true people will only help each other. will pray for you and your child whom you waiting for. cheer up.


  8. Léonie Gagné’s avatar


    I read about your story in La Presse newspaper from Quebec. I’m deeply moved by your story. I’m really sorry for what’s happening to you and all I can do is wish you as much strength coming as you have been showing in the past couple weeks. I also wish you a very healthy Iver with whom you’ll be able to grow and grief and find serenity again.

    All the best,



  9. Meg’s avatar

    Dear Dylan, I’m so struck by your tragic and at the same time hopeful circumstances, and how broken you must feel. I just want to say that you can still speak to Robyn and she can still sense you. Human consciousness is greater than the mind or body. Remember how great your love for each other was – and still is. I have no doubt she has made a choice to continue in her body for Iver – and for you as Iver’s father. So you can share your heart with Robyn – she will hear you and understand on a greater level. I hope this provides you some comfort. With thoughts of peace and more peace. Meg


  10. liette robin’s avatar

    I came across your very sad story today. I wish soooo much I could do something to help you. Unfortunaly, I’m at the other end of the country.

    Keep going, even if very lonely & missing your dear wife sooo much, you’ll never be alone …



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