Thursday, February 10, 2011

Woman Braved Cancer To Save Her Daughter

Victoria WebsterA cancer-affected young woman, beating all odds, not only saved herself from the brutal clutches of cancer but even her stillborn daughter from abortion.

Victoria Webster, aged 33, felt dizzy and tired at the onset of her second pregnancy, after her four-year-old son Lewis. She contacted her gynecologist, hoping for some complications in her pregnancy.

But her blood tests had different story to tell. She was found to be suffering from acute myelogenous leukemia, a cancer of the myeloid line of blood cells and was recommended for early treatment by chemotherapy.

She was further suggested by doctors for an abortion as the treatment could have harmed her unborn child. But the brave mother-to-be postponed her therapy and stunned everyone by giving birth to a healthy girl child, Jessica.

Expressing her happiness, Victoria said: "I was terrified my treatment would harm Jessica, but she was perfect. Holding my daughter in my arms was an amazing moment. I might have risked my life for her, but she was worth it”.

During her pregnancy, she was put on a special treatment, which involved drainage of her blood every week, and to be pumped back into her after being “washed” in a special machine.

The baby girl Jessica is now ten months old and her mother is receiving chemotherapy treatment against her cancer.

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