Posted October 1, 2014on:
The true story touched my heart so deeply that I felt like sharing
A young Californian mother made the ultimate sacrifice for her newborn daughter when she refused lifesaving treatment for cancer.
Ashley Bridges was 10 months pregnant when she learned of her diagnosis. Doctors suggested her to start chemotherapy treatment immediately. It needed her baby to be terminated.
But Ashley refused to kill her healthy baby just because she was sick.
During her third trimester at eighth month Bridges was told that delaying treatment had allowed the cancer to spread.
“That’s basically when they told me that it was terminal.” She said.
Bridges was told that needed to deliver Paisley immediately so she could start treatment.
Even with multiple rounds of chemotherapy, she was given less than a year to live.
“I felt like I tried so hard to keep Paisley safe and do the minimum (treatment) to keep her healthy. The thought that I’m not going to see her grow up is really hard” a tearful Bridges said.
The 24 years Bridges has one 6 year old son. His exact words were, “If you pass away, I want to come with you” she recalled.
Her family and friends take care of Paisley during day and her fiancé who is in the military takes the night shift. None of them has second guessed her decision. “She’s a real _life superhero to be honest” said Jessica, Bridge’s sister. Bridges too has no regrets. “May be I’m not supposed to be here and Paisley is” Bridges said of Paisley
Its mother’s unconditional love for her baby
Taken from Yahoo news