My wife and I caught this report this morning on “The Today Show,” and it wrecked us both. Nevertheless, it is definitely worth sharing with you. Consider this giving honor to whom honor is due. This mother was a hero. Here’s her story:
Stacie Crimm didn’t get to share much time with her infant daughter, Dottie Mae — she’d made the ultimate sacrifice to give the little girl life.
Diagnosed with head and neck cancer just months after her little girl was conceived, 41-year-old Crimm opted to skip chemotherapy to protect her growing fetus.
Crimm survived long enough for the baby to be delivered. But shortly after holding her daughter for the first time, the Oklahoma woman slipped into a coma and died.
Crimm’s brother remembers the bittersweet moment when his sister held her child.”I felt like it was probably the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen in my life,” Ray Phillips told Matt Lauer on TODAY Thursday. “I don’t think I’ll ever see anything that beautiful again.”
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