12-30-2011, 12:44 AM #1
ID - Teen loses cancer fight after delivering son
POCATELLO, Idaho – Jenni Lake gave birth to a baby boy the month before her 18th birthday, though she was not destined to become just another teenage mother.
That much, she knew.
While being admitted to the hospital, she pulled her nurse down to her at bed level and whispered into her ear. The nurse would later repeat the girl's words to comfort her family, as their worst fears were realized a day after Jenni's baby was born.
"She told the nurse, 'I'm done, I did what I was supposed to. My baby is going to get here safe,'" said Diana Phillips, Jenni's mother.
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12-30-2011, 01:29 AM #2
That is so sad. For her parents, for her boyfriend and especially for the baby.
He will grow up knowing that his mother loved him more than life itself, yet she won't be there for him. In some ways it will put pressure on him, she died so that he could have life, and what would he have to do to repay that?
I am glad the grandmother who is caring for him is keeping him involved in the other grandparents lives. I hope she always does that. He has lost his mother, but there is no reason he should lose his other grandparents too.Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?
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12-30-2011, 11:22 AM #3
What a brave, selfless thing to do!
From the link:
Jenni didn't show regret for her decision, not in the final weeks of her pregnancy as she grew weaker, and not when she started to lose her vision as the cancer took its course, her family said.
Jenni's last words were about her son as he was placed beside her a final time, her father said. As she felt for the baby, she said: "I can kind of see him."
12-30-2011, 11:28 AM #4
What a brave young lady....
RIP, dear girl.
03-17-2012, 03:45 PM #5
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03-18-2012, 09:15 PM #6
a brave girl....rip!
03-18-2012, 10:46 PM #7
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03-18-2012, 10:49 PM #8
What a wonderful legacy. I can relate to her - I would die a million times over for my daughter. So glad she got to experience the intense love of a parent/child before her death. I am a Christian, and all I can say is praise the Lord!
03-18-2012, 10:52 PM #9
Oh my gosh, I did not mean to sound insensitive to this girl's family. I am so sorry for their loss. But relating to her, I so get it.
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