I feel like we’ve won the lottery

Jo Powell

It is a decision no expectant mother should have to face.

After years of trying for a baby, Jo Powell finally discovered that she was pregnant.

But her delight turned to despair days later when doctors found she had breast cancer and advised her to sacrifice her unborn child’s life in order to save her own by beginning chemotherapy.

Mrs Powell defied the doctors, however, and refused to start the treatment until much later in her pregnancy, in a gamble that could have cost her her life.

Miraculously, she and her husband Richard are now celebrating with their young son, Jake, after being told that she has beaten the cancer.

Mrs Powell, 41, an office administrator, said yesterday: ‘When I heard the word cancer my first thought was, “I’m going to lose my baby.”

‘It was like I was in a living nightmare. We had been trying for a baby for years, and we were convinced it wasn’t going  to happen for us, so Jake was so special.

‘I knew we couldn’t give up on our baby. There was no way I was going to sacrifice him to save myself.

source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2194617/Jo-Powell-Pregnant-woman-refused-cancer-treatment-save-unborn-baby-miraculously-recovers.html

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