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Community rallies for baby saved after pregnant nurse dies at St. Mary's Hospital

Patrick White was born on Sunday after his mother died of cardiac arrest at St. Mary's Hospital in Henrico. (Source: Family photo) Patrick White was born on Sunday after his mother died of cardiac arrest at St. Mary's Hospital in Henrico. (Source: Family photo)
HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

A Richmond family is preparing to lay their 33-year-old-loved one to rest after she died suddenly at St. Mary’s Hospital Sunday.

Dennis White says his fiancé, Tanisha Malloy, was excited about having the couple’s second child. "She was just so beautiful man. She was just so beautiful, she was perfect,” White said.

Malloy, a nurse at St. Mary’s, had just clocked in to work Sunday before relatives say she collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. Doctors were able to save the baby, but despite their efforts, were unable to save Malloy.

White, a nursing student himself, is now raising the couple’s two young children and his own five-year-old son who lived with the couple. Malloy will be laid to rest this weekend. "The best thing about it is I know she's in a better place. At night, that's kind of what helps me,” White said.

Friends have created a GoFundMe Page in Malloy’s honor to support her family during this time. The account has raised more than $7,000 in just one day.

Lauren Berkley and her husband, Benn, created the fund to help cover expenses for newborn baby Patrick. She said, in addition to grieving the loss of his fiance, White is now left to raise three children: his 5-year-old, Elias, and two other children he had with Tanisha.

Dennis and Tanisha had their first child, Corey, in December 2014. Patrick was just weeks away from his due date when Tanisha's death led to his birth. "God puts you in the right place at the right time, and I can't express how grateful I am for the people that were there and who are taking such good care of Patrick right now,” said Lauren Berkley, who worked with Malloy.

Berkley and Candice Allen also both worked with Malloy at the hospital and will remember the 33 year old for her upbeat personality. "She was always talking about how the boys were eating her out of house and home and how she was going to have to work extra to feed the babies,” Berkley said. “That's right. ‘Work some overtime because I need to feed the babies,'" Allen said with a smile. "Those children have something special in them. They have her and they're going to be great kids,” White said.

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