I'm sure you love your children very much and would do anything for them. So would I. But it's one thing to talk about it and another when it's reality. I just read the incredibly inspiring, sad, tragic, brave and depressing story about Loraine Allard who declined treatment on her aggressive cancer so she could give birth to her beloved son. She passed away three weeks later.
Loraine found out about the very serious cancer when she was four months pregnant with Liam and the choice was easy for her. She declined treatment to let her son live. He was born early but his mother did get to hold him a few times before she passed away.
Four months into her pregnancy, Lorraine Allard was devastated to learn she was in the advanced stages of cancer.
Doctors advised her to have an abortion and start chemotherapy straight away.
Instead, with steadfast courage, she insisted on waiting long enough to give her unborn son a chance to survive, telling her husband Martyn: "If I am going to die, my baby is going to live."
This story really kills me. It's so inspirational but at the same time so sad and depressing. To see the cute Loraine smile while holding her newborn son, knowing she will shortly die, feels so strange and surreal. Liam is responding well to the hospital care and is scheduled to go home in just over a month.
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