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Date: 10/19/11 12:05 PM

43 Responses to Mom With Cancer Dies 23 Days After Giving Birth

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    Fancys_Asst Female 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    Link: Mom With Cancer Dies 23 Days After Giving Birth - 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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    ajd121 Male 18-29
    625 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    I am almost positive that this exact scenario was once on an episode of House
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    More people should have her values.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    That is a sad story, but she should have accepted the treatment.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 19, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    No greater love...
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    number1man Male 13-17
    240 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    ajd I think so too
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    "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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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    October 19, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    Wow, enough to choke up a jerk like me... that means something.
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    yoda141 Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 12:58 pm
    chemotherapy != radiation.
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    furryblob Male 18-29
    574 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    Lets see the pro life movement hijack this.
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
    625 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    Great now this child grows up without a mother...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm
    Thats sad... but at least she will live on in the child
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    FeeFee Female 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    Damn. ajd beat me to it.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    October 19, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    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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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    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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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
    662 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    @ajd....at least she grows up...@ss
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3278 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    It bored me with it`s sadness. I was bored to tears!
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
    525 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 2:25 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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    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    @ 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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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    Meh.
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    Zed68 Male 40-49
    1015 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    It`s sad, but beautiful
  22. Profile photo of M_Archer
    M_Archer Male 18-29
    525 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    @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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    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    so i guess this is the inverse of abortion?
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    angelo0317 Male 18-29
    331 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    Wow, that was the most selfless act I`ve ever heard of. I hope her child lives a healthy life.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 5:07 pm
    "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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    whyme73 Male 18-29
    469 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 6:34 pm
    chemotherapy isnt radiation.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    October 19, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    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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    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 9:42 pm
    "@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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    grindinblade Male 18-29
    234 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    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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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    October 19, 2011 at 11:34 pm
    @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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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    October 20, 2011 at 4:55 am
    @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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36180 posts
    October 20, 2011 at 8:50 am

    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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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    October 20, 2011 at 9:16 am
    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.
    ___________

    Go ask your mom what SHE would have done and you`ll have your answer!
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    October 20, 2011 at 10:05 am
    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

    Don`t tell me ultra-conservative M_Archer is pro-choice?
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    October 20, 2011 at 10:08 am
    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.

    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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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2308 posts
    October 20, 2011 at 11:15 am
    I`m optomystic. I see on a different plane.
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    Aedran Female 18-29
    295 posts
    October 20, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    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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    han5nah Female 13-17
    735 posts
    October 20, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    @onoffonoffon

    You`re optomystic, eh?
    Wouldn`t you rather be optimistic?
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3770 posts
    October 20, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    heartbreaking. but this situation is more common than you would think. absolutely heartbreaking.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3770 posts
    October 20, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    @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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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2508 posts
    October 21, 2011 at 4:52 am
    "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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    Mizzez2Fresh Female 18-29
    246 posts
    October 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    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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