The pregnancy has to be the most beautiful and the most exciting period for every mother-to-be. It’s the time when you get ready to welcome that little bundle of joy that will change your life forever.
Well, there are also things like morning sickness, hormone imbalance that can affect your mood, and even worries regarding the process of delivery and whether the baby will be born healthy, but that’s nothing compared to the joy of holding the baby in your arms.
A 36-year-old mom-to-be named Jade Devis was over the moon when she learned she was expecting a baby. But her pregnancy wasn’t a careless one.
When she was just in her second month of pregnancy, Jade learned she was having a very rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. She feared for her life, but not as much as she feared for the well-being of the soul she was carrying inside her.
It all started when she first experienced pain in her breasts. However, everyone assured her it was pretty normal as her hormones were changing.
But no matter how much people tried to calm her down, Jade wasn’t at ease as she somehow knew things weren’t right, so she insisted for a biopsy.
I wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t ask for that biopsy. Had I followed the doctor’s recommendations, I would be dead. It was such an aggressive tumor.
Her doctor and her radiologist told her she was overreacting even after she felt a lump on one of her breasts. But trusting her guts was the right thing to do as the results of the biopsy showed she had stage 2 breast cancer and that meant one thing, she had to undergo an urgent surgery.
Jade was scared for the baby’s life and doctors advised her to terminate the pregnancy as there was a high possibility that the fetus’ growth could be affected.
I wasn’t going to let anybody tell me his fate. I was going to do everything I could to save the baby. I wasn’t going to let a disease take the baby from me.
Jade never considered abortion as an option. She had her surgery and underwent 3 cycles of chemo before she welcomed her healthy baby boy into the world.
This mom believed she owned that child a fighting chance, and he grabbed it with both hands and turned out a winner.
The only way out was to do the one thing that I thought I wasn’t supposed to do, which is put my baby in harm’s way.
Bradley, the tiny fighter, has been developing perfectly. The chemo didn’t have any negative effects on him.
He’s one happy and brave little baby who got his fierce fighting spirit from his determined mommy.
Jade is over the moon having her son in her life.
After finishing the chemo therapies, she’s now cancer free and her story serves as an inspiration as it teaches us that we should never give up.