Karyn Love Obituary, Death – Karyn Love, 39, a Brisbane mother who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer on the day she gave birth, has tragically passed away on December 12, 2022. Karyn was brought to the hospital in May 2021 after experiencing severe back pain that she mistook for pregnancy-related symptoms. The then-37-year-old, however, was diagnosed with terminal cancer on the same day she gave birth to her daughter Billi through emergency caesarean at barely 29 weeks.
The mother was diagnosed with stage four metastatic breast cancer that had spread to her liver, bones, and eyes shortly after her premature baby was delivered. She was told early on that she might only live three weeks, yet she outlived the doctor’s prediction by more than 18 months. Her accomplishment, however, came to a tragic end on Tuesday, when her death was announced on social media. “Throughout my trip, I will remember you for all your love and kindness.”
The announcement comes more than a year and a half after the “gravely unwell” expectant mother was told she needed an emergency caesarean or risk losing both her life and her unborn child. Traditional chemotherapy was not recommended following the caesarean, therefore Karyn was put on hormone treatment, oral chemotherapy, bone strengthener, and other drugs. She also began holistic treatments such as THC and cannabis oil, which cost thousands of dollars, in a desperate attempt to survive.
Billi was able to go home for the first time after being discharged from the NICU after spending 69 days in the hospital. “The love I have for myself and my child has kept me alive,” Karyn said in a June interview with Sunrise. “I’ve opted to accept the cancer rather than fight it because I believe that fighting it would force it to fight back.” Despite the fact that she was responding quite well to treatment at the time, she told David “Kochie” Koch and Natalie Barr that she had “exhausted” all of her options.
Generous relatives, friends, and strangers came together to raise funds for the terminally ill mother’s worldwide visit to get therapy not available in Australia. “I’ve done everything I can here in Australia to keep going this far, and I’ve exhausted all possibilities,” she said at the time. “Now I’m ready to fly to Mexico because they have over 200 treatments and therapies that aren’t too invasive. “The next step for me is removing my uterus, my ovaries, my breasts – and I’m not in that place where I’m ready to do that. “So I’m looking for other ways to keep going and surviving so I can be with my daughter.”