When 33-year-old Amanda Meyer found out she was pregnant in 2015, she couldn’t be happier.
The Oklahoma City resident and her husband had been trying for three years to have a baby, so they were both ecstatic to discover that their family would soon grow. But just a month later, she was taken to the hospital after experiencing severe abdominal pain. In addition to finding a blockage in her colon, doctors told her that she had stage 4 colon cancer.
Even though she was advised to end her pregnancy, Meyer didn’t consider it for a second. She was determined to bring her baby girl, who she had already named Ahna Marie Lynn, into the world if it was the last thing she would do.