Stacie Crimm's story is a mixture of tragedy, selflessness and courage. The 41-year-old was overjoyed when she found out that she was finally pregnant. She was especially esctatic because she had been told that she could never have children.
But she became worried after she started getting headaches and double vision. Fox News has more:
The expectant mom sent more than 150 text messages to her brother in the months that followed, many of which detailed her severe headaches and double vision.
"I'm worried about this baby," Crimm wrote.
"I hope I live long enough to have this baby," read another message. "Bubba, if anything happens to me, you take this child," the single mom wrote.
Sadly, she was diagnosed with neck cancer in July. After briefly weighing her options, Crimm made a bold decision: She planned to refuse chemotherapy to save the life of her child.
Crimm lived just long enough to deliver her 2-pound, 1 ounce daughter, Dottie Mae in August. The courageous mother was able to hold the child in her arms just one time before she passed away.
Her brother, Ray Phillips, explained just how important seeing Dottie was to his sister. "This baby was everything she had in this world," he said.
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