Mother chooses to have child over saving own life

Elizabeth Joice

NASHVILLE (WACH)-- Elizabeth Joice was never supposed to be able to get pregnant. Already have battled through multiple rounds of cancer treatment, doctors thought it nearly impossible.

Still, Joice believed she could one day have a family.

She and husband Max did just that, and were able to become pregnant in June of 2013. But soon after the good news, Elizabeth and Max received the devestating news her cancer was back. She was forced to make a choice. Start cancer treatment and save her life by terminating the pregnancy or forego treatment to have the child and risk death. Joice chose the latter.

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