Cancer: Pregnant mom amputates leg to save baby

After an MRI scan, the 28-year-old was told she had two options; either to abort her baby so she could start chemotherapy, or have a leg amputation.
Cancer: Pregnant mom amputates leg to save baby
Kathleen OsborneKathleen Osborne|SWNS

Kathleen Osborne, a mom-of-two, was diagnosed with cancer for the third time when she was four months pregnant with her third child but had no idea.

After an MRI scan, the 28-year-old was told she had two options; either to abort her baby so she could start chemotherapy, or have a leg amputation.

Twenty-four hours after, Kathleen decided to have her entire right leg amputated, to get rid of the bone cancer instead of abort her baby.

The operation was a success and Kathleen gave birth to baby Aida-May eight weeks early, via caesarean section, UK Metro reports.

Kathleen said, "I’m happy I made the decision to lose my leg because it gave me my daughter.

The mom said she had always wanted a girl child, "I’d always wanted a little girl after having my two boys first and now she’s here so I’m happy I did it.

"They’d also always wanted a sister so it’s worked out for the best, to be honest. I’m still very happy with my decision.

"I told the boys that the Transformers are building me a new leg which they love – they keep asking when my Transformer leg will arrive and they think it’s very cool."

Kathleen said, "The doctors gave me two choices. They said I could either terminate my baby, have chemotherapy, have an operation and most likely lose my leg, or keep my baby and have my leg amputated straight away.

"They gave me a week to make the decision and told me the sooner I had the surgery, the better.

"I thought I’d rather choose to keep my baby and lose my leg. I was probably going to lose my leg anyway so I might as well lose it now and keep my baby."

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