February 13, 2018

Positivity: Fighting Inoperable Brain Cancer, Brave Young Woman Delivers Miracle Baby

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From The UK Daily Mail, about a story of out of Hazelton and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (HT Life News):

January, 2018

A 17-year-old who was told she had months to live after being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor while seven months pregnant has given birth to a healthy baby girl.

Dana Scatton delivered a four-pound six-ounce baby one month premature after undergoing several rounds of radiation to halt the progression of the rare brain tumor that she was diagnosed with before Christmas.

There is no cure for the disease and after doctors gave Dana just three months to live, she planned to deliver early and then immediately start treatment so she could live to see the first nine months of her daughter’s life.

However, the cancer began taking over Dana’s motor functions prompting her to start treatment sooner than planned, but after several rounds she continued to deteriorate which led to an emergency c-section.

Dana gave birth to Aries Marie on January 4 who has been in the neonatal intensive care unit but began eating and breathing on her own.

The new mother will celebrate her 18th birthday tomorrow in the hospital as she continues to fight for her life but said of her daughter’s birth: ‘The battle has already been won.’

Go here for the rest of the Daily Mail story.

Additional info from People Magazine on January 17:

According to her older brother, JJ Gundry, 27, doctors gave Scatton three months to live if she didn’t undergo radiation. But with radiation, her life expectancy is now nine to 12 months, he says.

“Doctors always reference the statistics and it’s a very low survival rate,” he says. “But there are also a lot of treatments and clinical trials — some in phase two — that have positive results.”

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