Kelsey shares her moving story about a mass found in her daughters brain during an ultrasound.
"I didn't get to meet, touch, or see her until a day after she was born"
We found a mass in my daughter’s brain at a random 39 1/2 week ultrasound and I had to have an emergency c-section within a few hours. I didn’t get to meet, touch or see her until a day after she was born, then she was taken to a different hospital from me. She had brain surgery at 3 days old and was diagnosed with brain cancer.
My world changed very quickly, I even made them discharge me before my body was ready in order to be with her. It was a very scary start to motherhood… surgeries, watching a tiny infant go through chemotherapy and the unimaginable.
But here we are, 2 1/2 years later and my tiny warrior won her battle. She beat all odds and statistics, and she has been tumor free for over two years now. Everly is a beautiful, happy, perfect little girl.
"I never knew how difficult it was until I came across my own journey of 1 1/2 years of trying, countless nights of crying and pain, day after day of medication & injections."
Sophie De Schutter
"They said there was zero sperm. Even though my boyfriend wasn't fully awake, I saw wet eyes tears rolling on his face. It was the first time I saw him crying. It was also the first time I really saw that he wanted this for us."
"My therapist told me that getting an infertility diagnosis affects your brain the same way as getting a cancer diagnosis. It’s just heartbreak, I guess."