Woman Becomes Surrogate For Twin Sister Unable to Carry a Child after Cancer Treatment
A caring sister named Cathey Stoner is carrying the baby for her twin sister Sarah Sharp, who underwent a hysterectomy after developing pregnant-related cancer.
Sarah Sharp's twin sister, Cathey Stoner, supported her through her experience of being diagnosed with a rare gynecological cancer in 2018. A hysterectomy may be needed as a result of her condition.
Speaking to "Good Morning America," Sharp said, "Cathey rushed to the emergency room to be by my side. And that was the first time she said to me, 'If you need to have a hysterectomy, I'll have your babies.'"
Just a few weeks prior, Sharp, a Nashville-area resident like her twin sister Stoner, was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma, an uncommon, fast-growing cancer that affects the uterus of women.
As it turns out, her cancer likely developed while she was pregnant with the now 4-year-old daughter Charlotte, and doctors told her she was likely to lose any future pregnancies afterward.
Sharp received seven rounds of chemotherapy to combat her cancer and save her uterus. After being declared cancer-free before her 31st birthday in December 2018, her disease returned by January.
Sharp and her husband will be present in the delivery room this August as Stoner gives birth to their son.
A course of chemotherapy and a hysterectomy were administered to Sharp, resulting in her cancer being cured. Unfortunately, the procedures ultimately prevent her from becoming pregnant again.
After battling cancer for nearly three years, Sharp is finally healthy and on her way to becoming a mother again. Stoner will give birth to John Ryder, Sharp's biological son, in August.
Stoner said she and her husband, who have two beautiful children aged four and six, would not hesitate to help her sister Sharp, whether it involves Stoner filling that role or another carrier.
In late last year, the two sisters discovered Stoner was pregnant. Meanwhile, Sharp and her husband will be present in the delivery room this August as Stoner gives birth to their son.
In related news, Anna Howat offered to carry her sister Beth Gaudino's baby when Gaudino had difficulties conceiving after losing her son and daughter at 20 weeks pregnant. She gave birth to her niece in 2017.
Last year, Brianna Bragdon also carried the child of her sister Rebekah Bragdon Adamson after undergoing surgery at the age of 20 to remove part of her bladder following interstitial cystitis.
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