A miracle baby was born at the end of July 2019 by a 36-year-old mother who was diagnosed with cancer early in pregnancy, according to Loma Linda University Cancer Center.
Jade Devis, of Rancho Cucamonga, is still in awe of her child’s existence and the fact that he is healthy, an unknown possibility throughout her entire pregnancy.
“My baby boy is my miracle child. It is surreal to remember that my pregnancy had an element of extraordinary fear. I am blessed when I look at my son, and I cannot ask for more than that,” Devis said.
Devis was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer during the first trimester of her pregnancy in March 2019. Her doctor said that they were not sure she will give birth to a healthy child, and she would need assistance from a specialist if she wanted to keep the baby.
“I did not know how I felt about the pregnancy until I was told I should not continue my pregnancy,” Devis said. “That is when something rose up inside of me—I wanted to keep my baby because I would not allow a stranger to tell me my child’s fate.”
After surgery, chemotherapy and four months of worry, Devis gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy, Bradley, thanks to the orchestrated care at Loma Linda University Cancer Center.
“Going through chemotherapy is tough for anyone, and we do our very best to support our patients in every way we can at Loma Linda University Cancer Center. In Jade’s situation, we had to be doubly cautious and alert to ensure the safety of the patient and the baby. I am extremely glad to be working with an amazing team who all came together to make this possible,” the breast cancer specialist Gayathri Nagaraj, M.D., said.
Devis, herself, has responded very well to treatment for her aggressive cancer, according to officials at Loma Linda University Cancer Center, “she will be cancer-free at the end of her treatment.”