This is so upsetting but so beautiful. It really shows the lengths a mother will go to protect her child.
Karisa Bugal of Aurora, Colorado, made a delivery room decision that ended with her death. But the risk to her was worth it because it meant her son, Declan, lived.
When Karisa was in the delivery room, ready to meet her son, doctors informed her she had a rare condition called amniotic fluid embolism.
Basically, the protective fluid from around her baby had escaped into her body and was destroying her organs. The condition is so rare it's barely been studied.
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Karisa was given a choice: have surgery to save her life but it'd endanger her baby OR have a cesarean that would save Declan but most likely kill her.
Rather than put her baby in any sort of risk, she immediately chose the cesarian. She survived the procedure long enough to ask about her son.
That's the saddest, most beautiful thing we've ever heard.
She leaves behind her husband Wes and her other child, a toddler. People have been so touched by this story they're donating to the family HERE!!
We're sure her kids will grow up to appreciate the selfless woman their mother was!
[Image via GoFundMe.]
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