Family Takes Touching Photos With Newborn Daughter Who Has Brain Tumor
In just four short weeks, Erika Jones' life changed.
At 30 weeks pregnant, the mother-to-be received news no mother ever wants to hear: Her unborn daughter developed an inoperable brain tumor, and it was going to kill her.
Just a month earlier, Jones had a routine ultrasound, and everything was fine.
Her daughter, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome earlier in the pregnancy, was healthy. But in those four weeks, something changed.
Already so far along in her pregnancy, Jones held out hope her baby girl, whom she named Abigail, would recover.
But when Abigail was born on August 6, an MRI confirmed the tumor had grown.
There was nothing the doctors could do; chemotherapy would kill her, and an operation was out of the picture. So, Jones and her husband, Stephen, decided to take the baby home to care for her.
A local photographer named Mary Huszcza heard about the Jones family's tragic story, and so, she took a series of photographs of the beautiful little girl, which Erika and Stephen will undoubtedly cherish forever.