Teen Diagnosed With Deadliest Form Of Brain Cancer Gives Birth To Healthy Baby Girl
Experiencing your freshman year of college is supposed to be one of the most exciting moments of your young life, and it was for a pregnant Pennsylvania teen diagnosed with terminal cancer, but not in the way one might expect.
When Dana Scatton, a 17-year-old college freshman in Hazelton, Pa., was seven-and-a-half-months pregnant she was diagnosed with “a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma tumor, a deadly form of brain cancer.” A month before her diagnosis, Scatton began to feel symptoms, such as being overtired and forgetful, experiencing speech impairment and then her legs weren’t responding. An MRI revealed that she had a 2.3-centimeter cancerous brain tumor.
Scatton wanted to hold off on radiation treatment until she delivered her baby, but her symptoms became too debilitating. On Christmas Day, she was admitted to the hospital for treatment and eight days later she delivered a healthy baby girl named Aries Marie. Thankfully, treatment didn’t harm her precious daughter. “I am just the most proudest mother ever,” Scatton wrote on Facebook. “She honestly is stronger than me and I mean that. God has been working wonders in my life and has been carrying us to the victory line. This battle already has been won.”
( H/T people.com )