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Komen Connections: Mother Credits Survival Of Her Son To Her Support System

Komen Connections: Mother Credits Survival Of Her Son To Her Support System


SDPLINCHTS A GLOWING MOTHER TO BE RECEIVES DEVASTATING NEWS, A CANCER DIAGNOSIS WHILE PREGNANT. TREATMENT WAS TRYING AND AT TIMES TERRIFYING BUT SHE DID BEAT THE DISEASE AND CREDITS HER SURVIVAL TO HER THEN NEWBORN SON AND SUPPORT SYSTEM. VANESSA MURDOCK HAS MORE IN TONIGHT’S “COLEMAN’S CONNECTIONS”. Reporter: ARMS UP IN CELEBRATION, JACK LOVES THIS POSE. HE DISCOVERED IT WHILE LOOKING AT THIS PHOTO OF HIS MOM. CARLY CELEBRATING THE NEWS SHE’S CANCER-FREE. IF I COULD GO BACK IN TIME I WOULD SAY YOU’RE GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS. Reporter: AT 22 WEEKS PREGNANT, CARLY FELT A LUMP IN HER BREAST. THE SCARIEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE. WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN TO MY BABY. YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT WHAT LIFE COULD BE IF, YOU KNOW, THE WORST COULD HAPPEN. Reporter: AT 24 WEEKS, SHE HAD A LUMPECTOMY, BUT WAITED ON CHEMO. DOCTORS INDUCED THREE WEEKS EARLY TO FAST TRACK TREATMENT. JACK IS HERE AND I FELT LIKE JUST PURE HAPPINESS FOR THAT MOMENT. Reporter: JUST EIGHT DAYS AFTER GIVING BIRTH, CARLY STARTED CHEMO. SHE CONTRACTED MENINGITIS, HAD A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY. THEN DAYS BEFORE JACK’S 5-MONTH MILESTONE, DOCTORS DECLARED CARLY CANCER-FREE. IT WAS THE MOST AMAZING FEELING. I COULD START FEELING NORMAL AGAIN. Reporter: SHE SAID HER LITTLE MAN AND HER SUPPORT SYSTEM SAVED HER LIFE. THERE’S STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. Reporter: HER MOM WENT TO EVERY SINGLE CHEMO SESSION WHILE HER DAD WATCHED JACK. HER COUSIN JODY ACTED LIKE A SISTER. HER HUSBAND STOOD BY HER SIDE 100%. SHE URGES ANYONE FIGHTING NOW — SURROUND YOURSELF WITH GOOD PEOPLE. PEOPLE THAT HAVE YOUR BACK. Reporter: KOMEN NYC HEARD ABOUT IT AND REACHED OUT. FOR PEOPLE THAT DON’T HAVE TRANSPORTATION TO GO TO CHEMOTHERAPY, FOR THEM TO GET MEALS, FOR THEM TO GET A FREE MAMMOGRAM. Reporter: SHE’S BEEN RACING FOR A CURE SINCE HER DIAGNOSIS. WHAT DOES PINK STAND FOR? BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. Reporter: AND HOPE FOR A FUTURE WHERE ALL BREAST CANCER STORIES END AS HAPPILY AS CARLY’S. VANESSA MURDOCK, CBS 2 NEWS. CARLY AND TEAM JACK ATTACK HAVE RAISED NEARLY $50,000 SO FAR FOR SUSAN G. KOMEN GREATER NYC AND THE RACE FOR THE CURE IS — THERE’S ALWAYS A GREAT CROWD THERE, CHRIS. YEAH. AND EVERY STORY IS INSPIRING.

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