Sydney mum who postponed cancer treatment to save son has passed away.
Brianna Rawlings, the mother who postponed her leukaemia treatment to give birth to her son, has passed away a few days after her 19th birthday.
"Our Beautiful Brianna reached the end of her journey with us here on earth and was finally reunited with her Baby Bear Kyden," the family said in an update on their GoFundMe page.
Rawlings, who is based in western Sydney, made headlines last year when she was diagnosed with NK leukeamia – an aggressive form of blood cancer – at 17 weeks pregnant. The then 18-year-old made the decision to forego treatment so she could carry her son to term.
She delivered her son, Kyden, after 26 weeks via caesarean. He tragically passed away from a stomach infection 12 days later.
She told Daily Mail at the time, "Those 12 days I was able to spend with my baby boy Kyden, holding him, counting his toes and fingers and talking to him like I would when he was in my tummy. They were just so special, they were the best 12 days of my life!"
After Kyden was delivered, the young mum continued treatment to tackle her leukaemia. After trying an experimental drug trial, Rawlings passed away on December 29 surrounded by her family.
By Josephine Parsons Article reproduced from Nine.com.au 23/1/19 https://bit.ly/2MLOnuN