Breast Cancer, Mastectomy, and a Newborn Baby – This is the Most Inspiring Birth Photo I’ve Ever Seen

Photographer Kate Murray gave the world a most amazing birth story on her Facebook page this week; it’s the story of a mom who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer halfway through her pregnancy. Murray tells the story:

“This is the definition of strength, love, and pure raw beauty. Mom was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer halfway through pregnancy with her surprise gender baby. She had one breast removed and underwent chemo while carrying her miracle baby. She was induced at 36 weeks in order to receive more treatment. Baby BOY was born ready to prove to the world his strength he inherited from his strong mommy. He latched on to her remaining breast all on his own and the room erupted in so many emotions. Breastfeeding is such a sacred bond, and this one just makes my heart break and swell at the same time. I am beyond blessed to have met and gotten to know this woman and her family, and so honored she asked me to be there to document these precious moments. Please share, and continue to pray for this family as they go into their next journey together!”

These birth photos are perhaps the most inspiring images I’ve ever seen. My breath caught in my throat when I saw them!

Kate Murray 1

Kate Murray 2

This beautiful family is in our prayers, for sure. Remember them when you are talking to the Lord today!


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Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.