a little inspiration

June 21, 2010 § 1 Comment

I met an incredible woman this weekend.  She has a 17-month-old daughter.  When she was nine weeks pregnant, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.  She underwent two surgeries during her second trimester, but she couldn’t have any additional treatments while she was pregnant.

After the baby was born, she put off radiation treatments because she wanted to breastfeed her daughter.  She wasn’t trying to make a statement or go on a crusade; she just knew it was the best thing she could do for her baby.

She breastfed for seven months, when she and her family made the decision to wean the baby and start her radiation treatment.  Right now, she looks great, and she feels great — and baby is doing fabulous — so we’re praying for a full recovery!

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