At eight months pregnant, first-time mother-to-be Jessi Collins began experiencing shortness of breath. After a trip to the ER, she learned she had a massive tumor near her lungs. After being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer in the lymph nodes, Jessi did the only thing she could do: Put her faith in the hands of her doctors.
“I thought to myself, ‘This cannot be happening. I am 31 years old and 31 weeks pregnant. How can this be?’ It was very surreal,” says Jessi. “There were times when I was furious and said to myself, ‘This just isn’t fair.'”