Skip to comments.Mother of the Year
Posted on 12/28/2011 8:32:45 AM PST by JoanVarga
This story tears the heart out. Jenni Lake gave birth to her son, Chad Michael Lake, on November 9, 2011, in Pocatello, Idaho. She wont make it to his first birthday. She didnt make it to her 18th birthday.
She died 12 days after he was born, from the brain cancer that doctors told her she had more than a year earlier.
Rather than accept treatment which may have endangered her baby, Jenni Lake decided against treating her cancer. I am sure that she died happy because she followed Gods plan.
Her father recalled when Jenni Lake, then 16, was told of the diagnosis: Jenni just flat out asked them if she was going to die.
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Definitely a Saint.
I don’t think that child will grow up with any question of whether or not he is loved. I don’t think his father will ever be the same. Not many young men are given such a gift: to see a perfect love perfectly given.
It's probably best if I just left it at that.
Me too, and I will say it. Despite the heroics of this girl the question remains:
Why is she pregnant at age 16?
But God bless her for refusing treatment.
Oh, hey, thanks for playing. No parting gift for passive-aggressive commenters, however.
God will bless this heroic woman, and give her an eternity of love.
Well, Mary was 15 and unwed when she got pregnant.
Girl was gonna die, wanted to experience life.
But hey, you want to jump all over the dead, it is your right. But you’re not right.
“No greater love.”
It’s not so easy to live like we believe in eternity. It takes courage. It’s not a crutch for the weak, it’s a cross for the will.
“Why is she pregnant at age 16?”
I am not defending the girl. However, I tried understanding the article from the young girl’s perspective. She was told that she would probably die. She was also told the chemo treatments would make her sterile (something the article said devastated her since she always wanted children). I may be going way out on a limb here (and flamed) but perhaps she realized that her days were numbered and wanted to experience as much out of life before her death. That included being intimate with her boyfriend. The article did state that the medical professionals were shocked that she even conceived.
Now came the real hard choice. Should she abort and hope the chemo worked or decline medical treatment and give birth to a child. That is a huge decision for a fully grown, adult woman much less a girl at 16. So, she made a decision that she would save her baby and her body would succumb to the cancer.
Who knows? Maybe by having this child (even at 16) she was able to comfort her family since she did leave a “legacy” behind in a way. Maybe by looking into the eyes of her child, the family doesn’t feel the sting of their daughter’s loss as severely as they would have? Just my two cents... flame away.
She's not like the lying little 16 y/o street thief my family took in. Lied about her age, kept her pregnancy a secret, kept her abortion a secret until she landed in the hospital for heavy bleeding. Still lied. Still slept around. Until we kicked her 16 y/o butt to the curb and bought her a week's stay at the flophouse downtown.
All kids make mistakes. Very few redeem them so beautifully. I shall celebrate the heroics for a good while and forget your prickly judgments forthwith.
We all think we want justice. What we really seek is mercy.
May you get the justice your heart craves.
Did you mean to direct this comment to me?
The girl thought she was sterile. She always wanted children. She admitted that she and her boyfriend didn’t use protection, because she thought she was sterile. She made the supreme sacrifice for her baby.
And, that is similar to this situation how?
Hmmm. No flames. They’ve cast their stones and are done.