Despite her life-threatening health prognosis, a pregnant teen who was diagnosed with brain cancer is now fighting the disease after giving birth to her first baby.
When life challenges you, challenge it back! A 17-year-old pregnant teen from Pennsylvania was not only with child but was previously diagnosed with terminal brain tumor.
Dana Scatton (aged 17) was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (or, DIPG) last week and is due to give birth to a baby girl in February https://t.co/m27ZQO5jgE #dipg @AwarenessDipg @AveryStrongDIPG @dipg_awareness @LylaNFoundation @ReflectsOfGrace pic.twitter.com/znPXSftmiR— TheTruth365Australia (@TheTruth365Aus) December 20, 2017
Even though doctors warned the girl of
possible health threats during the pregnancy, she decided not to only have her
baby, but also fight this nasty disease for as long as she can.
On January 4, Dana Scatton gave birth to a
healthy baby girl and the rest is history.
The first time Dana was diagnosed with the
horrid disease was in the 7th month of her pregnancy. Although she
was feeling exhausted, she believed it was the baby that made her sick.
As symptoms worsened, Dana was urged to the hospital where doctors uncovered the brain tumor, which was both malignant and life-threatening.
17-year-old Dana Scatton has been diagnosed with DIPG only 2 months before she is due to give birth to her first child https://t.co/UWUBnZc9Wc #dipg @carvotta_wendy @KindredBelle @jonathanagin @AbbiesArmy @AmandaHaddock @tousaveczoe @FundingNeuro @TweetCRF @DragonMasterFdn pic.twitter.com/1cjykOIe0R— Amanda Erin Griffin (@erinforever14) 21 декабря 2017 г.
Dana’s oncologist was worried about the
baby’s odds for survival, and said it was not likely the baby will make it.
Alas, Dana decided to fight this battle and still have her girl. As a result, the world got to meet baby Aries Marie, which was born after her mother started radiation.
Dana feels proud to have looked death in
the eyes and given it a wink.
Based on materials: dailymail.co.uk