updated 08/29/2013 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 08/29/2013 AT 10:00 AM ET
Amanda Misner, the widow of a firefighter killed by Arizona wildfires in June, has given birth to the couple’s son.
The baby was born Aug. 22 and has been named after his father, 26-year-old Sean Misner, who was one of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots killed on June 30.
“For everything sad we have posted last night something joyous happened,” the Sean Misner Memorial Facebook page read on Aug. 23.
“At 8:13pm, Sean Jaxon Herbert Misner was born. 6 lbs. 15 oz. 19 ¾ inches tall. Congratulations Amanda! We love you and the little guy so very much. Nobody could have been as strong as you needed to be through everything, except for you.”