SYRACUSE, New York — A woman from Syracuse has died after contracting a rare type of cancer while pregnant with twins.
According to ABC News, Jenna Hinman was 26.
Hinman gave birth on March 3 to daughters, Kinleigh and Azlynn early by emergency c-section. She’d been rushed to the hospital after having trouble breathing.
It was then that doctors realized she had placental cancer. The cancer is rare, and one quarter of women who contract it miscarry.
ABC News says while the babies continued to grow after being born premature, Jennae was in a medically induced coma for two months while battling for her life. She passed away from pneumonia on Monday.
Jenna’s friends created a Facebook page during her fight to support her. In a post Tuesday, they said the following:
“Jenna did NOT lose her battle with cancer. She beat the cancer in a way almost no one ever does. The type of cancer she had almost always claims the life of the child, not the parent. Jenna sacrificed herself to save her two children. She defeated the cancer before it ever hurt the two most beloved people to her in the world. “
Her husband, U.S. Amry Sgt. Brandon Hinman, says their twins are healthy despite being born early.
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