Without adequate treatment, a girl would have about three months to live, but with the help of therapy, she hopes to have time to give birth
The young Dana Scatton has been diagnosed with a malignant tumor in the brain and has a life expectancy of only three months, and she is also pregnant.
Dana's life was like that of any other girl of her age, then she became pregnant and her life changed completely, she devoted herself completely to the future life of her little girl, thinking about names, buying things, decorating her room. Everything was perfect, until...
Unfortunately, doctors have discovered that she has a strange and untreatable brain tumor and now she is struggling to live and to preserve her unborn baby’s life.
Dana stays valiantly optimistic notwithstanding the doctor’s prognoses, saying: "I won’t accept their words, I'm sure the miracle will happen."
The date of delivery is scheduled for February and the girl will be called Aries.
Doctors have found a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) a few weeks after the girl began to have difficulty with speaking activities, eating and moving legs.
The tumors of this type only give a life expectancy of 9 months under treatment. Being pregnant, Dana cannot receive chemotherapy, so she is said to have only three months.
Since having been diagnosed, all the family didn’t stop talking to the doctors to find the best way out of the situation, so they are planning to induce labor so that they can begin treatment with Dana and prolong her life that she can dedicate to her baby.
Some doctors say she souldn’t wait to undergo the therapy as it would not affect little Aries.
The treatment would be done in the tumor area and not in the belly. However, Dana does not want her baby to take the slightest risk and right before Christmas Eve she has made the most important decision.
Meanwhile, her parents and Tyler, the father of future baby, have taken vacations to take care of her and prepare her for future operation, because she is still very weak and cannot even dress without losing balance.
As Dana says modestly, the only things she wants is to be an excellent mother.
Dana’s brother has created a page in GoFundMe to collect the means for therapy and anything Aries may need.
According to statistics, only 10% of those diagnosed with DIPG live for more than 2 years after diagnosis, and less than one percent survives for 5 years.
The most common time that people live with this disease is 9 months. A really effective cure is still creating and as for now there is a very possibility of being cured.
And now Dana is waiting for a Christmas miracle to be
able to enjoy life with her new young family and to become the best mother in
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