This woman is the definition of selfless
Kathy Taylor, 34, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer while 26-weeks pregnant with her sixth child, died Wednesday. The woman refused treatment at the time to save her unborn son. Kathy prolonged the delivery as long as she could, but doctors induced labor when her liver began to fail. The baby was whisked away to an intensive care unit and Kathy was given about a day to live. Defying expectations, Kathy held on for months, and her husband says that New Year’s Eve will now be a celebration of his Kathy’s life.
A Utah mother-of-five who was diagnosed with terminal cancer while 26-weeks pregnant and refused treatment to save her baby died on New Year’s Eve.
Kathy Taylor, 34, died in her home about 4pm after being diagnosed with melanoma in late August, her husband Nathan wrote on her blog, Kathy’s Miracle.
Doctors told Kathy she had cancer while she was pregnant with her sixth child, Luke. As the cancer spread throughout her body, Kathy refused treatment for fear of hurting her baby.
Because of the cancer, she was forced to give birth shortly after the diagnosis. Luke was born in September 11, 14 weeks premature.
He died two weeks later from an infection.