The incredible story of a mom who died to save her unborn son
Motherhood comes with a strange superpower. All mothers that we know have extreme willpower and the strength to sacrifice for their kids. A woman goes through a complete transformation during pregnancy, physical, mental and emotional. But some women do a bit more.
This is the story of a teenager who chose her baby above her own life. Jennifer Lake was a normal teenager with her friends and bunch of dreams of future. Though life has other plans for her. She was 17 when a brain tumour was discovered and it completely derailed her life. The chemo sessions started and Jennifer was about to plan her life again, she discovered she is pregnant. A 10-week pregnant teenager with a brain tumour, can you imagine a worse predicament?
Jennifer had the option to abort and continue the chemo and save herself. Though a small voice inside her asked her not to and she decided to keep the baby. What then started was an emotional journey.
Chemo had to stop as that will inversely affect the pregnancy. Jennifer was fully aware of the risk that she was taking and was completely at peace with it. Jennifer delivered a healthy baby boy and was so happy with it. She told the nurse that she has completed the job that she had come to do. Her parents wanted the chemo to continue but doctors discovered it was too late. The tumour has spread to her spinal cord. Within 12 days of delivering the baby, Jennifer had to say goodbye. She held him close as she went to heaven.
Today her son is 5 and her legacy goes on. It’s an incredible story of ultimate sacrifice, love and care.