She Couldn’t Carry A Baby After Cancer, So Her Twin Sister Gave Her The Ultimate Blessing
When Allison Ardolino Dinkelacker hit the 30-week mark of her pregnancy with her firstborn son, she wasn’t prepared for the devastating news that would turn her world upside down.
The 32-year-old expectant mother was told she had stage III breast cancer and had to start chemotherapy right away.
After an emergency C-section was performed at 31-weeks, Allison began six months of chemotherapy, radiation treatments and numerous surgeries.
Doctors said because the cancer was hormone-related, she would never be able to get pregnant again.
Six years later, she was proud to report she was still cancer-free.
But Allison knew she still wanted to have another child and confided this to her twin sister, Dawn Ardolino-Policastro.
Dawn was with her every step of the way during her courageous battle against cancer.
She didn’t hesitate to volunteer to carry her sister’s baby for her. Nine months later, Dawn delivered a healthy baby boy named Hudson.
Although the baby’s sex was kept a secret, their photographer was in on it and a few secret messages were hidden in their pregnancy portraits together.
This goes a long way to show the true bond between two sisters.