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:
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