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Michelle Jahnke, she was always on the top 4 years ago, she was a proficient television news producer, world traveller, wife, avid runner and was "as healthy as can be." Her life became more blissful when she found out that she is pregnant but then life couldn’t digest her overwhelmed happiness.
She was diagnosed with cancer soon.
"The day that I found out I had cancer; I say it was like a death sentence. I knew that if the disease wasn't going to kill me, the choice that they [doctors] were telling me to make would," said Jahnke.
She wasn’t an official analysis of stage III colorectal cancer, yet she depicted getting a biopsy on a mass in her colon and specialists told her, "'This tumour needs to go. So you're gonna have to terminate your child.' And I knew that if I was to do that, I would have died from a broken heart," said Jahnke.
She was 31 when she was resolved to endure, yet to keep her unborn child safe. She spent restless evenings sobbing for quite a long time inclining toward her significant other Mark who continued counselling to her that it will all work out.
Even after being disappointed with the results she still believed "there has to be another way."
She met with Dr Blase Polite, an oncologist at the University of Chicago who "finally shed some light on what had been complete darkness."
Jahnke said he described to her and her husband a specialized treatment the plan that would begin with doing chemotherapy during her pregnancy, which could include risks.
For her, it was ultimately her best shot at saving both their lives.
"Going to chemo emotionally was one of the hardest things I've ever done," said Jahnke. "It took a lot of faith to know that you're putting so much poison into your body, but yet believe that everything's gonna be OK."
The following couple of months were an enthusiastic thrill ride for Jahnke. She was regularly doing combating misery and in the meantime battling to be solid for her family.
About a month prior to her due date Jahnke had an arranged C-area on November 30, 2012.
Elana Jahnke was born healthy, 19 inches long, weighing six pounds. "Perfect in every single way. Not one side effect from the chemotherapy," said Jahnke.
With a big smile, she calls her their "little miracle baby." "All that treatment, all that uncertainty, it was so worth that moment. And she was so - oh, she was so beautiful," Janhke gushed with her hands on her heart.
Just two months after Elana was born Jahnke had to start radiation. Then more chemotherapy, along with surgery to remove the tumour.
Only two months after Elana was conceived Jahnke needed to begin radiation. At that point, more chemotherapy, alongside medical procedure to evacuate the tumour was in process.
She is presently 35 and cancer free.
Jahnke wants her daughter to know through her struggle for survival that, "You're always stronger than who you think you are."
"People say, 'You've saved her life. You were the brave one.' She saved my life. Had I not been pregnant, I don't know if I would've fought so hard. But knowing that I had to fight for her, for her life so that... she could be born, and I can see her grow into a woman, I mean, that's every reason to live," said Jahnke.
It's an urging message to all ladies confronting comparative circumstances. Abortion activists regularly push powerless pregnant ladies to surrender to fears that they won't be sufficient or proficient enough to think about a kid, or that their kid will have an awful life due to an inability.
In any case, numerous families are transcending these alarming circumstances and demonstrating that they are sufficiently able to succeed and the unborn are worth fighting for.
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