Mom With Cancer Dies 23 Days After Giving Birth

Submitted by: Fancys_Asst 6 years ago in

She refused the chemotherapy treatment that could have saved her life so her unborn kid wouldn"t be exposed to radiation
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Female 246
Okay.... reading the comments below How in the F*CK could you f*cking people talk about aerospace bullsh*t below this video. SERIOUSLY LEARN WHAT SYMPATHY IS
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Male 2,528
"he is an aerospace engineer and not some random stupid redneck."

I build aircraft for a living and have to deal with aerospace engineers for a living. I can promise you that just because you went to college for four years and have an aerospace ingineering degree, this doesn`t mean you are NOT a stupid ass redneck.
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Female 4,084
@gerry

just to clarify, andrea yates killed her kids because her husband insisted on impregnating her over and over, even after he realized that she wasn`t mentally capable to withstand the stress. he is an aerospace engineer and not some random stupid redneck. he was just as culpable for her actions but there`s not a law against what he did.

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Female 4,084
heartbreaking. but this situation is more common than you would think. absolutely heartbreaking.
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Female 735
@onoffonoffon

You`re optomystic, eh?
Wouldn`t you rather be optimistic?
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Female 295
A woman in my town had breast cancer and was pregnant. She decided to forgo treatment in order for her daughter to live. Right after her daughter was born she went on chemo and managed to hang on for about a year before dying. I was in middle school and in show choir and we sang to her and her baby privately for Christmas. The baby was dressed in pink frilly clothes and the mother was too weak to hold her. But every now and then she`d lean over and kiss her husband and daughter. She passed away about a month later.

I hope I would be strong enough to make that decision. That poor family. It`s bittersweet.
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Male 4,290
[quote]I-Am-Bored doesn`t make you bored, it attempts to sate your boredom with little tidbits off the internet that might affect you in some way. It does not promise to be funny, or optomistic, or depressing or even truthful. It just tries to occupy your time.[/quote]

After watching this video, it has cheered me up somewhat to read the comments and realise that at least one IAB member understands what we`re trying to do here :)
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Male 4,290
[quote]Why would she give up her own life for her child that wasn`t even born yet? I mean, if she actually had a real kid, I`d understand[/quote]

Don`t tell me ultra-conservative M_Archer is pro-choice?
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Female 3,726
M_Archer
Male, 13-17, Canada
331 Posts Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:25:44 PM
Why would she give up her own life for her child that wasn`t even born yet? I mean, if she actually had a real kid, I`d understand...but this is a bit far.

I don`t consider this noble.
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Go ask your mom what SHE would have done and you`ll have your answer!
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Male 39,920

Sad as it is, It`s nice to see this kind of story after so many news stories of mothers killing their kids like Casey Anthony, Andrea Yates, Susan Smith, and so many others.
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Male 3,147
@collegebound

"then how does it treat cancer :| its got to pass through your body to get to any and all cancer cells you have...otherwise the treatment would be total bullpoo. "

There are lots of substances that don`t generally pass through a placenta. HIV for instance, so why do you assume chemotherapy drugs must do in order for them to work on the tumour cells in the mother`s body?


have a read, Lauriloo was correct according to latest studies http://tinyurl.com/5to3pst

Radiotherapy on the other hand is a different matter... that would affect all cells it passes through. Although having had chemo, high dose chemo for a bone marrow transplant, and radiotherapy myself I can say that out of the 3 radiotherapy did far less damage to my body than the chemo did because the radiotherapy can be really targeted to the cancer area, so vital bits like lungs etc. can be shiel
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Male 5,189
A mothers instinct is damn powerful. She did what she wanted. Her choice.
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Male 4,902
@M_Archer
You`re really showing your age on this post. I usually respect what you say on here, but you`re way off on this one. You said "if she actually had a real kid", seriously man? A child in the womb is still a real kid and considering she had a brain tumor, I`m guessing there`s a pretty big chance she was going to die anyway. What she did was noble and every bit as brave as stepping in front of a bus to save a child. Maybe one day when you have children you`ll understand.
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Male 234
Collegebound just because chemo doesn`t cross the placenta blood barrier doesn`t mean it doesn`t can`t treat cancer. It is meant to prevent certain things from crossing and harming the baby. That is why some medication is ok during pregnancy, but others are not.
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Male 3,745
"@Clayboy: I understand what you`re saying, but you didn`t read what I posted. I said it wasn`t noble because SHE DIDN`T HAVE A CHILD; she was only pregnant."

case closed...

"Just this morning I heard a doctor on the Today show say that chemotherapy doesn`t affect a fetus so this act wasn`t necessary. The chemicals don`t pass through to the baby."

then how does it treat cancer :| its got to pass through your body to get to any and all cancer cells you have...otherwise the treatment would be total bullpoo.

ajd: just becuase the biological mother is dead doesnt mean that he cant be adopted and have a good family. im just going to pray really hard that you are trolling.
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Female 1,803
Just this morning I heard a doctor on the Today show say that chemotherapy doesn`t affect a fetus so this act wasn`t necessary. The chemicals don`t pass through to the baby.
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Male 469
chemotherapy isnt radiation.
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Male 3,332
"Wow, that was the most selfless act I`ve ever heard of. I hope her child lives a healthy life."

I just found out last weekend that my grandmother insisted on taking a drug so my father could be brought to term. She was told by doctors that she wouldn`t live to see him go to kindergarten, but she insisted that they give her the meds anyway. He was born healthy, and she died just a few months before his fifth birthday.
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Male 331
Wow, that was the most selfless act I`ve ever heard of. I hope her child lives a healthy life.
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Male 612
so i guess this is the inverse of abortion?
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Male 525
@Clayboy: I understand what you`re saying, but you didn`t read what I posted. I said it wasn`t noble because SHE DIDN`T HAVE A CHILD; she was only pregnant.

If she actually had a baby and sacrificed her life for it (e.g. throwing herself in front of a bus to slow it down so it won`t kill her baby), that would be a different story (and a noble one, too). She sacrificed her actual life for the potential of a baby, which I think is unspeakable.
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Male 1,015
It`s sad, but beautiful
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Male 2,737
Meh.
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Male 650
@ M_Archer

You`re obviously too young to understand a nurturing mother`s nature. Majority of the time they will choose the life of their child over anything. There is nothing "un-noble" in the decision, it just is what it is.
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Male 525
Why would she give up her own life for her child that wasn`t even born yet? I mean, if she actually had a real kid, I`d understand...but this is a bit far.

I don`t consider this noble.

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Male 3,310
It bored me with it`s sadness. I was bored to tears!
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Male 662
@ajd....at least she grows [email protected]
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Male 3,894
Well see, Thelonious? You`re not bored any more. You`re sad.

I-Am-Bored doesn`t make you bored, it attempts to sate your boredom with little tidbits off the internet that might affect you in some way. It does not promise to be funny, or optomistic, or depressing or even truthful. It just tries to occupy your time.
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Male 3,310
Well that`s just drating sad. I-was-bored but now I-am-sad. Is this flucking I-am-sad.com?
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Female 583
Damn. ajd beat me to it.
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Male 25,416
Thats sad... but at least she will live on in the child
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Male 638
Great now this child grows up without a mother...
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Male 573
Lets see the pro life movement hijack this.
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Male 266
chemotherapy != radiation.
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Male 2,796
Wow, enough to choke up a jerk like me... that means something.
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Male 3,745
"That is a sad story, but she should have accepted the treatment."

but then she lives and her child may have some disability or something. or she lives and the cancer still kills her AND her child has disabilities. or they both die.

i understand you think she should be there for her child but there was no wrong way to go about this. she wants her child to have a certain chance at life and she sacrificed her own to give that chance. R.I.P. to the mother.
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Male 240
ajd I think so too
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Male 15,832
No greater love...
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Male 10,440
That is a sad story, but she should have accepted the treatment.
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Male 39,920

More people should have her values.
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Male 638
I am almost positive that this exact scenario was once on an episode of House
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Female 1,780
Link: Mom With Cancer Dies 23 Days After Giving Birth [Rate Link] - She refused the chemotherapy treatment that could have saved her life so her unborn kid wouldn`t be exposed to radiation
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