Elizabeth Joice thought she would never have a child. Doctors didn’t believe it was possible because of the chemotherapy treatment she underwent for cancer in 2010.
But then, she and her husband, Max, were overjoyed to discover they were expecting, much like the cancer survivor who was shocked when she found out she was pregnant.
“I’m not much for talking miracles, but it very much felt like a miracle,” Max told CNN. “Bringing a child into this world, I mean, it wasn’t just important for me; it was one of the most important things for Liz.”
A month into the pregnancy, however, Joice’s cancer came back.
Although surgeons quickly removed a tumor from her back, they needed to see if the cancer had spread to other parts of her body. But such a procedure could be harmful to the fetus.
Joice was left with only two options: She could continue the pregnancy without the scan or terminate it.
What she decided to do is unbelievable. Delve into Elizabeth’s story below.