Actress and new mum Kathryn Fiore has been discharged from hospital four weeks after almost losing her life during childbirth. The Mission: Impossible III star underwent an emergency Caesarean section on 28 May (13) to give birth to her daughter, Alice, after suffering a uterine haemorrhage.
Her health crisis took a further turn for the worse when she went into septic shock and suffered organ failure, and her condition was only stabilised 12 days later following emergency dialysis.
The 33 year old's friends and family members appealed for donations from fans online to help cover her spiralling medical costs and the months of intensive therapy treatment Fiore now faces to learn how to walk and use her hands again, and in an update on their GiveForward.com fundraising page, a pal reveals the actress is back at home with her husband Gabriel Tigerman and has finally met her baby girl.
The friend writes, "After almost four grueling (sic) weeks in the hospital...Kathryn is finally home where she got to meet her daughter for the very first time!
"Gabe reports that her first glimpse of baby Alice brought the biggest smile to her face he has ever ever seen. So now, the healing powers of her infant daughter can begin to work their magic."
The pal has also thanked fans for their kind donations as Fiore begins to make daily trips back to the hospital for outpatient therapy and dialysis treatments.
As WENN went to press, over $62,000 (£40,000) of the group's $200,000 (£129,032) goal had been raised, with 69 days of the fundraiser to go.
Actress Kathryn Fiore is facing months of intensive medical treatment after almost losing her life while giving birth to her first child, Alice, last month (May13). The Mission: Impossible III actress suffered a uterine haemorrhage a lost a huge amount of blood, before suffering organ failure after going into septic shock following an emergency Caesarean section on 28 May (13).
The 33 year old required emergency dialysis and is now stable after 12 days under doctors' care, but she is facing months of physical therapy to learn how to walk and use her hands again. Alice suffered breathing difficulties but was released from hospital after 10 days.
The actress' husband Gabriel Tigerman and members of her family have reached out to fans in a bid to ask for donations to cover spiralling medical costs and future therapy sessions. A page has been set up on fundraising website Giveforward.com. Fans have currently raised over $45,000 (£29,000) of the $200,000 (£129,000) goal.
A message on the site reads, "Peonies and plush toys would have been appreciated under normal circumstances, but what the family needs now is financial aid from those who are in the position to contribute."
The 33 year old is pregnant and due to give birth to a daughter in May (13).
Sharing a photo of the mum-to-be's baby bump, the couple tells People.com, "We are expecting a baby girl! This is our first and we are over the moon excited!"
Fiore and the Charlie Wilson's War star married in California in 2008.