Father takes home baby girl after pregnant mother killed in Anaheim

"She showed me to never give up, to never just lose track of hope." The father and daughter left UCI Medical Center in Orange on Monday - cheered on by hospital staff.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Father takes home baby girl after pregnant mom killed
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A Southern California father says his little girl has taught him to not give up, and says she's one last gift from his wife.

ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) -- A Southern California father says his little girl has taught him to not give up, and says she's one last gift from his wife.

After weeks in the hospital, James Alvarez finally got to to take his daughter home on Monday.

The two lost Yesenia Aguilar, the mother and wife, nearly three weeks ago when a DUI suspect hit and killed the expectant mother. Aguilar was eight months pregnant and enjoying an evening walk with her husband.

In the weeks that followed, the devastated father has updated ABC7 with his baby's progress, anxious to bring her home.

"To me, it means everything to me. She showed me to never give up, to never just lose track of hope. She taught me so much, to keep fighting, to keep going, to move forward. I know she needs me but the truth is I need her more," Alvarez said.

Alvarez calls his daughter a miracle.

The father and daughter left UCI Medical Center in Orange on Monday. The two were cheered on by hospital staff.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Adalyn Rose.

Baby leaving hospital after pregnant mother killed by alleged DUI driver in Anaheim