Mother made the ultimate sacrifice when she decided to deliver her baby girl instead of receiving cancer treatment.



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Cara Combs from Missouri, found out she had Stage 4 Melanoma when she was 23 weeks pregnant. Doctors advised her to have her baby immediately, but she chose to wait, giving her child a better chance at survival, and postponing her cancer treatment.

“I wanted to let everyone know that we lost Cara Walters Combs this morning. I don’t have to tell you how great of a person she was. She will be missed by all. I always knew she was destined for greater things. We all have a perfect angel looking over us. She was the strongest person I ever met and the best wife and mother. She sacrificed everything so her legacy could live on. Thank you all for your support and prayers. She was my everything and always will be.”  Her husband, Roy, wrote on a GoFundMe page for the family.

Cara gave birth to Shaylin Combs on Dec. 5. Three days later, she lost her fight.

“Heaven gained a new angel this morning. Cara was an amazing wife, mother, daughter and sister,” a friend wrote. “She sacrificed everything so her new little one could live on.”

“Cara ended up needing a liver transplant, but because of her cancer, she was not a candidate. Her giving baby Shaylin a chance at life, was the MOST SELFLESS thing she could have done,” she wrote.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go to Cara’s family.

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  • This is one of the most selfless acts l have Ever heard about My heart goes out to the family and Especially the baby because she will never get to meet one of the best mother’s that was put on this Earth. Rip Cara


  • What a hard thing to have to choose between another Angel gained its wings


  • How courageous, but also so very hard for her husband and other children.


  • Another tear jerking story… no matter how you may choose to look at her decision, her husband has lost his wife, their children a mother and family a daughter, sister etc. May they be comforted through this time.


  • my heart goes out to this brave family


  • Very sad story. She was a heroine.


  • Such a sad story and sympathy to the family.


  • this story gave me goosebumps… It really shows how much our children mean to us. Rest in peace beautiful.


  • This story brought tears to my eyes.
    My commiserations to the family.


  • Oh wow, this gives me goose bumps. It is so sad and tragic, but such a selfless act. I can’t imagine. My thoughts are with them all.


  • She chose the path that many mothers would choose, but it’s such an unfair situation. God Bless her and her family.


  • A very sad story! My thoughts are with the family that now has to live on without her! :-(


  • Such a selfless act .Thank you for sharing this story . She knew she made the right decision because any treatment may have threatened her pregnancy and now the family has a new baby which cherishes her memory . It is are hard decision , yet it was right for her .


  • this is so sad. their mum was so brave. no words for such a selfless act.


  • Such a beautiful lady xxx. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. Love to her family. Xx


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