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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Mother Who Refused Cancer Treatment While Pregnant To Save The Life Of Her Unborn Son Dies On New Year's Eve


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. In the post, Nathan described how he and his wife's parents discovered she had passed away. He said he fainted when he learned the news.

'As I realized Kathy had gone, I gathered her in my arms and embraced her. I could not believe it,' Nathan wrote. 'I was so sad that I had been asleep and not been with her when she passed. I was so sad it was already goodbye.'


Kathy defied the odds. When she was diagnosed with the dangerous skin cancer while carrying her sixth child, Luke Taylor, doctors gave her only days, then weeks, to live.