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When Cancer & Pregnancy Collide

"She Lit Up"

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"She Lit Up"

At the very moment everyone wanted to celebrate newborn Kieron's clean bill of health, Minnie began breaking out in low-grade fevers.

Paul once again rushed her back to the emergency room, where she could now undergo a whole-body CT scan -- something that was impossible during the pregnancy due to the high radiation levels.

"And that's when basically she lit up like a Christmas tree," Paul said. "They realized that the cancer was a lot worse than they thought, and actually it had spread to her brain."

For weeks, Minnie's body was rocked by increased doses of systematic chemotherapy.

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