Cancer-stricken Pregnant Mom Was Advised To Abort. But Her Brave Decision Changed Her Life

October 31, 2017
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Even though this woman was diagnosed with cancer and advised to have an abortion by the doctors, she was firmed to keep her child. And thanks to her strong resolve, she is now the happy mother of a healthy baby daughter.

Cancer-stricken Pregnant Mom Was Advised To Abort. But Her Brave Decision Changed Her Life

When Melissa Gormley and her boyfriend, Dave Good, were expecting a child, their joyful anticipation was shattered when she learned of her cancer.
Dave told the Daily local News “We were so excited and were finally over the shock of ‘we’re pregnant,’” he continued. “We were finally starting to be like, ‘this is awesome, we’re going to be able to start our life together’ and then we get this news and we wondered, what does that mean for our new life?

“Did it mean it couldn’t happen anymore? Can we still have the baby? Is Melissa going to be OK? That was hard for me because it put a halt on everything,” said Dave.

That was when Melissa was given a terrifying question was posed to Melissa—doctors suggested the possibility of aborting the baby. But, she wasn’t having any of it. “Ending the pregnancy was not an option for me,” she firmly stated. “I knew that right from the beginning. Even if they were like ‘we can’t do anything for you,’ I would’ve waited. I was really just concerned for her.”

Melissa underwent chemotherapy. The plan was to have three rounds of chemo, check if the tumor had shrunk, and if it had, then have a fourth session. In the case that the tumor hadn’t shrunk, the baby shall be delivered via C-section then the tumor shall be surgically removed.

It was a tough time for the would-be parents, but they had a way of coming to terms with the stressful situation. Dave said “If we’re feeling sad about something, we’re like, ‘do you want to listen to the heartbeat,’ and it helps us feel better”.

Fortunately, things went well, and the baby was born via C-section. On his Facebook, Dave wrote: “She came out crying for her mommy, but had to settle for meeting daddy a few minutes later.”
“Mommy’s surgery went well, but lasted a little longer than we expected.

She’s finally out and awake, recovering in the ICU,” he continued “We will post pictures of Olivia as soon as mommy gets to meet her. Thank you for all of your kind words, love, and support.”

On Saturday afternoon, a Maryland woman has been killed in Virginia after a 12-year-old boy threw himself off an overpass and landed on her vehicle.

Woman, 22, Is Killed After ‘Suicidal’ 12-year-old Boy Jumped 30 Feet Off An Overpass And Landed On Her Car – But He SURVIVED

Marisa Harris, 22, from Olney, was driving under the Cedar Lane overpass on Interstate 66 when the boy – who is not being named – landed on her Ford Escape.

Marisa Harris

Marisa Harris, 22, died when a 12-year-old boy threw himself off an overpass onto her car in Virginia on Saturday. Harris, of Olney, Maryland, died on the scene

The boy threw himself 30 feet off this I-66 overpass near Exit 62. He survived and was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He has not been identified

While the boy had amazingly survived, Harris was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders, reported NBC Washington.
According to local authorities, Harris was driving Eastbound, when the crash occurred at 4.18pm near Exit 62 in Fairfax County. The reason for the boy to make the 30-foot drop has not yet been confirmed. As the jumper was a child, police haven’t announced his name, but currently he has been taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital and is under treatment for life-threatening injuries, WTOP reported.
In the immediate aftermath of the incident, a man in Harris’ front passenger seat was able to stop the car on the left shoulder. He was uninjured, police said. In an early report, it was initially thought that the jumper and Harris were both men. Why Harris was in Virginia at the time is still uncleared.

Harris’ passenger, who hasn’t been identified, was able to stop the car.

He wasn’t injured. She is is seen left and right with her parents

The interstate between Nutley Street and Gallows Road was closed for several hours as police worked the scene.
According to the CDCs, between 1999 and 2015, 711 children aged 12 committed suicide in the US. Among which, 507 were male and 204 female; the lowest rates were in 2007 and 2008, when 25 children committed suicide each year; by 2014 and 2015 that had risen to 68 and 56, respectively.

Harris is seen here during travels in happier times. Between 1999 and 2005, 711 children aged 12 killed themselves in the US

During the same period in USA, 1,309 children aged 5-12 killed themselves, equal to one every five days. The number of fail suicide attemps among children is unclear, but the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says that on average – taken into account adult statistics – with every life lost, there are 25 attempts.
If you need to speak to a counselor, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1 (800) 273-8255.

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