Monday, March 7, 2011

Miracles still happen

A couple weeks ago, I heard some really tough and also wonderful news. My aunt told me that my cousin was pregnant, but in the same sentence she uttered the words "breast cancer."

During her first major pregnancy checkup, the doctor noticed a lump in her breast. After testing, they found out that she not only had breast cancer, but it was rapidly progressing. To most, this would be terrible news. But as scared as my cousin was, she quickly realized that this baby saved her life. She never would have known that she had cancer if it wasn't for that checkup. I can't imagine being in her shoes, but her outlook astounds me and brings me to tears. She has a miracle baby growing inside her. I can only assume that her relationship with that child will be extra special.

My cousin has already had surgery to remove the lump and her lymph nodes where they also found cancer. It had spread, but there are no signs of any other cancerous cells. She will have to undergo chemotherapy while pregnant so please keep her in your prayers.