A Michigan woman was pregnant with her child when doctors informed her that the best course of action to fight against a brain tumor was to get an abortion. That mother, Tasha Kann, was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma grade III, which meant that her chances of survival were very low without chemotherapy. Chemotherapy, however, would prevent her second child from being born.
Kann was faced with an impossible decision. Would she choose her life or that of the unborn child inside her? To Tasha, that choice was easy. In an interview shared by Fox News Digital, Kann recalled that when doctors recommended that she abort the baby, she “told them absolutely not.”
This was one year ago. Kann has beat the odds and done what the doctors thought was nearly impossible. She is alive and able to hold her now one-year-old daughter who she was determined never to give up on. Kann said that her faith played the biggest role in the decision to keep her baby. She said, “Aborting my baby was never an option to me because it goes against God’s will.”
She continued, talking about the complete trust that she put in the Lord and her Faith that she would be rewarded in the long run. “I had many deep conversations with Jesus that week in the hospital, and knew that if I held onto the Lord and his promises, he would keep my baby safe.”
She also noted that the treatment being pushed by doctors would not have saved her life from the cancer, only extended it. She said, “They all looked at me and told me my best chances of survival would be to get an abortion and start treatment immediately — which might give me five to eight years of survival.”
The wondering hasn’t stopped for Kann, who is baffled by the casual demeanor that doctors had when recommending abortion. She was taken aback by the near objectification that she felt doctors had gone to, treating her unborn child like it was “nothing” other than an obstacle to her treatment.
Kann has not grown to regret her decision, saying, “If I had listened — like most patients do, because they trust their doctors and don’t do their own research — my baby wouldn’t be here. It’s a miracle from God that we are both here.”
Kann added in another brilliant explanation of her plans going forward, saying, “I will continue to follow and pray, give thanks and worship, as long as I’m living — especially when the doctors said I shouldn’t be.” This outlook on like putting God first and living to please Him is exactly what she feels is keeping her alive after outliving the expectations that doctors placed on her over a year ago.
“The doctors told me I had a prognosis of 12 months, but I beat that in June 2023,” she said. “Every time I talk to them, they make it seem like I’m going to die any day, but I’m still able to live a semi-normal life — walking, eating, talking — while having cancer in my central nervous system.”
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