Pregnant Mother With Twins Has Her Eye Removed To Save Her Children’s Lives

A story is circulating on the internet about a mother who underwent eye removal sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ in order to save her pregnant children.

Jessica Boesmiller, 37, went to her doctor with blurred vision in one eye in November, and within days was diagnosed with ᴏᴄᴜʟᴀʀ ᴍᴇʟᴀɴᴏᴍᴀ, a rare form of eye ᴄ.ᴀɴᴄᴇʀ.

Her right eye was completely removed three weeks later with the hope of reducing the ʀɪsᴋ of the ᴄ.ᴀɴᴄᴇʀ spreading to the babies. And when her doctors suggested it, she accepted it and removed her eye on November 30, which ensured the least amount of harm to the babies.

The YMCA director, who delivered a baby girl and a baby boy days before Christmas, said she and her husband, a North Carolina firefighter, were relieved when tests confirmed the babies’ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀs had not been infected.

Eventually, the woman underwent the ᴏᴘᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, which was successful, and the twin babies, when they were born, were very healthy. The mother, who now wears an eye patch, gave birth on December 21 to Piper Marie, who weighed six pounds eight ounces, and Mason Dare, who weighed six pounds one ounce.

Now Jessica is ᴄ.ᴀɴᴄᴇʀ-free and enjoying life with her children.

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