A mother’s sacrifice
Kim Vaillancourt is doing what any mother would do – and that’s protect her child.
Back in March, it was reported that Kim and her husband Phil were over the moon when they decided to adopt three sisters after fostering them for thee years. She was also 20 weeks pregnant at the time and received an unexpected diagnosis that came close to shattering her world.
A few months earlier she found out she had tumors on her brain stem and left frontal lobe of her brain. Doctors gave her only a few weeks, if not days, to live. After eight hours of emergency surgery to remove the tumors, the family found out that she had Grade 4 Glioblastoma; a fast-growing and aggressive cancer.
Fast forward a few months later and now the couple has some good news to celebrate with the birth of their baby.
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