CICERO, Ill. — A cancer survivor who was told she may never have children surprised her family with the gift of a lifetime.
Cicero native Isabel Berrios was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in March of 2010. In 2011, her oncologist told her that she may never be able to have children.
So last month, after a positive pregnancy test and getting confirmation from her doctor, she decided to share the amazing news with her family.
On November 5, with her siblings and nieces present, Isabel surprised her mother Gina with a stuffed elephant and a card. The card read: “Dear Mama, Please save this for me at your house. Mommy and Papi already have one for me at theirs. Thanks! See you June 2017!”
Her family was overcome by emotion and happiness, and the entire moment was captured on video by Isabel.
On top of that, Isabel has another thing to celebrate — she’ll be six years cancer free this month.
Isabel and boyfriend of four years, Matt Weber, will welcome their baby in June of next year.