Man with brain cancer leaves ICU for son's birth

Becoming a first-time father is no easy feat, but imagine this Colorado man's shock when doctors told him that he had an aggressive brain cancer, just weeks before his baby boy was born.

Cagney Wenk, of Boulder, was diagnosed with an inoperable, stage 4 glioblastoma last month, just three weeks before his fiancee Jessica Li was due to deliver their baby boy.

"Just the emotions of having a baby in general is enough for one couple to handle," Wenk's sister, Marissa told

Doctors moved quickly on his treatment, including three brain surgeries, but when Li went into labor, the community rallied around the family to make sure Wenk would be able to witness his son entering the world.

"It was a possibility [he wouldn't be there]," Marissa said.

At the time, Wenk was still in the ICU following a surgery, but with the help of nurses who volunteered to watch him and wheel his bed and medical equipment to Li's bedside, he was able to be present in the room as Li gave birth.

Photographer Sarah Boccolucci captured the touching moment baby Levon Robbie Wenk was born last week.

Wenk still has about 4 weeks of radiation and chemothrapy left in his treatment plan.