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Paramedic's wife gives birth just one month after he was 'killed while on work break'

Paramedic's wife gives birth just one month after he was 'killed while on work break'

He was killed in April leaving behind his devastated pregnant wife and two children

The wife of an Australian paramedic who was killed while on a work break has given birth just one month on from his fatal stabbing.

Steven Tougher, who worked for New South Wales Ambulance service, was taking a break at McDonald's in Campbelltown on 14 April when he was stabbed to death.

In a heartbreaking statement at the time, his devastated wife Madison said their children would grow up to know what ‘hero’ their ‘selfless, hardworking’ dad was.

"Today I vow that our two beautiful children will always know what a selfless, hardworking, kind, compassionate person you were,” Madison said.

Steven Tougher and wife Madison.
Facebook/NSW Ambulance

"They will forever understand how their dad was a hero who helped people through the most painful and sickest times.

"Through the many and wonderful stories I will share about their dad, I know I will not be alone in loving you forever."

Now, Madison has announced the birth of their daughter Lily-Mae, who was born in May.

In a statement shared on social media, NSW Ambulance said: “Madison Tougher has asked us to announce the arrival of her and Steven’s daughter, Lily-Mae Stevie Tougher.

“Lily-Mae was born on Thursday, May 18, weighing 4.1 kilograms and measuring 48 centimetres in length.

“Madison and Lily-Mae, and big brother Kobi, are doing well and the extended family is very excited.

“Madison reports her labour and birth were peaceful and calm, just like Steven’s personality.

Steven Tougher was killed in April this year.
Facebook/NSW Ambulance

"She has respectfully requested privacy at this time and asks not be contacted by media.”

It went on to say that Madison would release a photo of the newborn ‘in due course’.

The touching post was soon flooded with well-wishes and messages of congratulations for the family.

One person wrote: “So glad to hear of the safe delivery of Lily-Mae Stevie Tougher. I have no doubt she will grow up hearing wonderful memories of her brave Daddy.”

Another said: “A small ray of light to help with the pain. How beautiful. Congratulations to you all, and much love, and prayers for your futures.”

While someone else commented: “Congratulations to you and your family. What a strong woman you are. They are blessed to have you.”

Steven was posthumously awarded a National Medal of Service and a NSW Ambulance Long Service and Good Conduct Medal at his funeral.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged with Steven’s murder. He is due to appear in court later this month.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Steven Tougher/NSW Ambulance

Topics: Australia, News, Crime