Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mom Delays Cancer Treatment to Save Her Baby

This is a story that stands in utter opposition to the current cultural climate.

We are told that ending the lives of our children is no big deal. If a pregnancy causes one to put off college or take a job that was not on one's wish-list, the life that did not ask to be created is not supposed to stand in the way; it should be dealt with as quickly and coldly as possible so that we can have the temporal benefits that we desire.

When my then-wife and I found that we were expected our first child, neither of us yet had what could be referred to as a career. When her pregnancy came up in conversation at work, an old hyper-liberal supervisor told her that she "may not be ready for this baby". The hag went on to tell her that diapers were expensive. This was offered as help.

Fortunately, the demonic advice was not taken. My daughter was born to two parents who knew that they would have to work hard. Three weeks later, I was notified that I had been hired by the local law enforcement agency for which I had applied almost a year before. The starting salary was not much, but the contract had automatic yearly pay increases, and I was young enough to work far more hours than I would want to now. We would be fine.

Not that we even considered an abortion, but can you imagine the guilt that we would have felt if, two days after the due date (the baby was three week early), I had obtained a career position?

This story, however, is one of true sacrifice - one of pure love and one that will draw the ire of rabid feminists. Unlike the "it's my body" mantra of the pro-abortion crowd that turns the "this is my body, which is given up for you" words of Jesus upside down, this Mom sacrificed her life for her child.

"A New York woman died last month after making the ultimate sacrifice for her unborn baby girl — delaying cancer treatment and forging on with her pregnancy.

Elizabeth Joice was first diagnosed with a malignant tumor in 2010, though she was declared cancer-free after undergoing surgery and four rounds of chemotherapy.

After clearing that barrier, she and her husband, Max, wanted to start a family, but doctors told her it would be virtually impossible to conceive.

But Joice was a fighter.

Defying the odds yet again, she and her husband announced that they were pregnant in the summer of 2013, offering up unexpected joy to their friends and family.

And that’s when Joice found out just one month later that her cancer had returned.

She and Max were faced with a horrific choice: Abort the child and begin treatment immediately, start treatment and continue the pregnancy — or delay much-needed medical care in an effort to protect the unborn baby girl.

Joice ultimately decided to delay treatment.

“Having a kid was one of the most important things in the world to her,” Max told the New York Post. “She said, ‘If we terminate the pregnancy and it turns out I can’t have a baby [later], I’ll be devastated.’ She knew this might be her only chance.”...............

Though she was due in March, doctors delivered baby Lily in January via cesarian section so that Joice could begin treatment as soon as possible. But it was too late. The cancer spread and Joice’s health declined."............
Joice died March 9, with her husband by her side.

An online fundraiser organized by friends and family is looking to raise $50,000 to support Max and Lily. As of Tuesday morning, more than $27,000 had already been raised."

The link has a video montage of family photos.

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