A mother who refused cancer treatment to give her baby the best chance of life has died just weeks after giving birth.
Lorraine Allard, 33, was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer when she was four months pregnant and was offered a termination.
But she refused and delayed her treatment, giving birth to Liam 15 weeks prematurely.
She told her husband: "If I am going to die, my baby is going to live."
Mrs Allard, of St Olaves, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, spent just two months with her son before losing her fight for life eight days ago.
Her husband Martyn, an oil field technician, yesterday paid tribute to her as the "best wife and mum in the world".
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Very touching story
Via the Telegraph: