Oscar-winning rock climber and free solo legend Alex Honnold and his wife Sanni McCandless Honnold are now officially parents of a baby girl that McCandless gave birth to on Thursday, February 17. Her name is June J. Honnold.
McCandless wrote on social media that her delivery started well but that after a long labor, her child was getting distressed so she went into an unplanned c section. Her daughter was not breathing when she came out of the womb and she barely had a heartbeat, McCandless wrote.
The child went straight to intensive care and McCandless wrote that she nor her husband Honnold were sure if she would survive. Doctors stabilized her but were concerned about the side effects from lack of oxygen. Since then, June has made a “tremendous recovery,” McCandless wrote. She was eventually weaned off her ventilator and the doctors now believe she will be just fine.
Congratulations, Alex and Sanni on your new baby girl!