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May 26, 2005

A blogging hero

From the Scotsman:

A COURAGEOUS mother, who made medical history by giving birth to identical twin boys after being diagnosed with a potentially fatal form of leukaemia, spoke yesterday of her joy as she held them for the first time.

Vanessa Love discovered that she had acute promyelocytic leukaemia after a routine blood test in January - only four days after a scan confirmed that she was expecting twins.

But she decided to delay chemotherapy - the treatment which offers the best prospects of a permanent cure - until after her sons were born. Her courage was rewarded this month when her healthy boys were born by Caesarean section at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.

Blake and Rohan Love were born a minute apart on 16 May, weighing 3lb 8oz and 3lb 5oz respectively, after a three-hour operation involving a 14-strong medical team. Mrs Love, 31, and her husband Charlie, also have two daughters, Amber, five, and Megan, four.

Yesterday as Mrs Love, a former medical receptionist, waited to be reunited with her sons following their release from intensive care, the couple told of their anguish, fears and eventual elation at the birth of their "two little bundles of absolute joy and wonder".

Vanessa has kept what the Scotsman calls an online diary, which we know of as a blog which you can read at Vanessa Love - My Diary as well as another blog by the same name here. She's a real hero in my book, just as much as our people over in Iraq. She was willing to risk her life to make sure her children were okay, when so many people would just quietly kill them with an abortion, and get treatment.

According to her blog, she is in complete remission from the leukemia, as well as enjoying her twins.

C.S. Lewis once said, “If you aim at heaven you get earth thrown in; if you aim at earth you get neither.”

Posted by Danny Carlton at May 26, 2005 09:26 AM

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