As mothers we do all we can for our kids, but Lorraine Allard gave her life to save her unborn son. Diagnosed with advanced cancer while she was four month pregnant with her fourth child, the 33-year-old mother of three girls — Leah,10, Amy, 8, and Courtney, 20 months — refused her best chance of survival to abort her son to start chemotherapy. A recent article in Daily Mail said:
Instead, with steadfast courage, she insisted on waiting long enough to give her unborn son a chance to survive, telling her husband Martyn: "If I am going to die, my baby is going to live."
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The expectant mom went in to premature labor at 25 weeks and the family of five welcomed their addition — lil Liam on November 18, 2007. Though she began treatment after delivering, Lorraine passed away two months later on January 18.
Her husband Martyn, 34, said his wife had strength for the both of them. He said:
"Towards the end we knew things weren't going well, but she was overjoyed that she had given life to Liam."
Though Lorraine made the ultimate sacrifice for her son, she told her husband, she didn't want their son, who is expected to go home from the hospital in March to feel bad that she died.