Mother of the Year nominee: cancer survivor who refused abortion while pregnant

Wal Mart in Canada is running a Mother of the Year contest — and this nominee, submitted by one of her children, deserves a little closer attention, I think:

At 8 years old, my mom was diagnosed with a stage 4 Wilm’s tumor. She had surgery, 15 months of chemo, 6 weeks of radiation and was told she couldn’t have children. May 2011, after 25 years of perfect health, she was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant with her 7th baby. After refusing to abort the baby she underwent a full mastectomy at 20 weeks pregnant. While still being pregnant, she went through 3 chemo treatments, all while taking care of my 5 brothers and I and homeschooling 4 of us. In September Mom delivered a perfectly healthy baby girl at 36 weeks. After a short recovery she went through 3 more chemo treatments and 25 radiation treatments 3 hours away from our home, keeping us together and life as normal as possible this entire time. We are blessed to have her, now cancer free and my little sister is perfectly healthy. My mom is absolutely amazing, always putting us first while encouraging others with her story, positive attitude and being an example of God’s love.

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