Pregnant woman with terminal cancer survives, chooses life

She continued, “I decided to use the social media that no matter what you think is going to happen, it’s trust in God that is the most important … That you are going to abandon your own desires and wants and you’re going to leave it at the foot of the Cross and let him take care of it.”

Hanna offers three pieces of advice to women who find themselves in similar situations. 

First, being a pharmacist, she encourages women to always seek several medical opinions before making a decision. 

She received eight to 10 opinions before moving forward with treatment. A couple of doctors told her to terminate the pregnancy and she explained that “it was not necessary at all. My prognosis didn’t change. My treatment plan did not change — pregnant or not pregnant.”

Second, go to Our Lady. 

“The Blessed Virgin Mary is somebody who knows what it’s like to have the sorrows when it comes to your child and the fear,” she emphasized. “So, if you go to her, she will take those fears, she will bring them to her son and she will beg with you in order for him to deliver and to bring his mercy upon you and your child.”

Lastly, unite your suffering to Christ’s Cross. 

“Whether it is an IV poke and you’re thinking about the nails being driven in his hands and feet, or if you’re having an agony waiting upon a scan or test results, think of his agony in the garden,” she said.

After she gave birth her scans were clear — there was no sign that cancer had spread to other organs or lymph nodes. Her once-terminal diagnosis was now curable. 

She named her son Thomas Solanus. Her case has been submitted for the canonization of Blessed Father Solanus Casey.

Watch the full interview below.

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