Military Wife Battles 2nd Bout of Cancer After Giving Birth to Quadruplets
With the help of Fox News viewers, the GoFundMe page supporting the Gaytan family has surpassed the $1 million mark.
The quadruplets are expected to be taken home from the hospital in about two weeks.
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On "Happening Now" Friday, Jon Scott delivered the touching story of a military family who just gave birth to quadruplets as the mother endures her second bout of cancer.
Sgt. Charles Gaytan is a military police officer stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. His wife, Kayla, recently gave birth to healthy quadruplets soon after receiving her diagnosis.
Kayla found out she had Hodgkin's lymphoma days after the couple got married early last year. She already had two kids, a 12-year-old boy and two-year-old girl.
"Hearing those words that it was Hodgkin's was the most scared I've ever been in my life," Sgt. Gaytan said.
After months of chemotherapy, Kayla was informed last May that she was in remission, but doctors warned that the ravages from the treatment likely meant she would not be able to have any more children.
However, a miracle happened in June, as Kayla found out she was pregnant. But this would be no ordinary pregnancy.
She found out she would be having quadruplets. When no fertility drugs are involved -- as was the case here -- there is a one in 700,000 chance of quadruplets, as Scott reported.
The babies were conceived after the cancer treatments so were thus unaffected by the chemo. They were healthy and thriving, but unfortunately the same could not be said for their mother.
After experiencing swelling in her lymph nodes, Kayla was told in late November that she again had Hodgkin's lymphoma. Doctors induced labor at 30 weeks, and the quadruplets came into the world.
"Every day they teach me something different and I learn something more about myself as I go through this a second time," Kayla said. "I just know that we can do it. I have to fight for my kids."
Kayla was given a 50 percent chance to live as of five years from now. However, through it all, she said she trusts in the plan set forth for her.
"Surely I wouldn't be given four new babies just to not make it to see them grow up," she said.
Kayla resumed her treatment last week. Fox News Channel viewers have responded generously to a GoFundMe page set up to support the family.
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