A North Carolina mother with stage 4 breast cancer lost a custody battle for her two kids, aged 5 and 11, due in part to her terminal illness. The judge ruled that because Giordano's cancer prognosis is uncertain, and she doesn't have a job, she can't support her children adequately. The judge also suggested Giordano relocate to Chicago to be near her children at their new home with their father, requiring her to undergo her cancer treatments with a new medical team and facility.
Giordano is appealing the judge's decision. If she loses that case, her children will move to Chicago to live with her ex-husband on June 17th.
Should a terminal disease influence a custody battle?