Good News For The Mom Of 6 Who Refused To End Her Pregnancy To Battle Cancer

When Heather Choate was 10 weeks pregnant with her sixth child, she received devastating news: A breast cancer diagnosis.

Doctors advised Choate, 29, to end her pregnancy to save her own life, but she refused, saying she’d rather die.

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On Jan. 6, Kiery Celeste was born completely healthy. Later that same month, the Colorado-based Choate family learned that Heather was cancer-free. Husband Ben tells their local CBS station that news was met with “relief and joy.”

"I just got tears … in my eyes because that means we’ve done it — we have a baby here and things are looking good,” Heather — who still faces chemotherapy and radiation — tells CBS.

To afford to travel to Denver every three weeks for treatment, the family is raising money on a GoFundMe page. As of press time, they have raised about $10,000 of their $17,000 goal. You can read more about her story and donate here.