Mum, 19, died months after losing a newborn son



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A teenager who bravely postpones cancer treatment while pregnant only to lose his newborn son a week after the birth has died.

Brianna Rawlings made headlines after her selfless actions to give Kyden's son the best chance of survival while he struggled against leukemia.

The heated photos show the 19-year-old boy carrying his son after he was born through an emergency caesarean section only to lose his own fight a few days later.

The teenager, from Sydney, Australia, was only 17 weeks pregnant when he was diagnosed with rare and aggressive blood cancer.

He was given the choice to end his pregnancy or bring his child to full time by delaying treatment.

Brianna died just a few days after her 19th birthday

He courageously delayed treatment to give his son the best chance of survival

His decision to continue his pregnancy effectively halved his chances of survival.

However, he was forced to give birth three months earlier when he began to suffer from extreme pain and fever.

Kyden tragically lost her life battle 12 days later after experiencing a stomach infection.

Speaking at the time, he told the Daily Mail: "I spent 12 days with my baby boy, Kyden, carrying him, counting his toes and fingers and talking to him like when I was in my stomach.

"They are so special, they are the 12 best days of my life!

Brianna said that her time with Kyden was the best days of her life

"Then the most shocking and heartbreaking news was when he had a stomach infection and within a few hours we were told to say goodbye.

"This infection claimed his precious life and our son grew his wings."

After facing the ordeal, Brianna's health seemed to improve, but she experienced severe changes to get worse.

After a bone marrow transplant from his brother was rejected by a medical officer, his family began raising funds for drug trials which doctors hoped could save his life.

The Brianna family has confirmed his death on the fundraising page

However, he tragically lost his life on December 29 after only two injections and a few days after turning 19.

Confirming his death, sister Kourt Rawlings wrote on GoFundMe: "Our Brianna Cantik reached the end of her journey with us on this earth and was finally reunited with her Baby Bear Kyden.

"We were completely destroyed but at the same time peaceful knowing that he was no longer in pain, no longer in pieces and not sure what news would come next.

"We love you more than the stars of beautiful girls, flying high and please guide those who aren't sure how to be on this earth without your contagious smile."

Brianna fights against NK leukemia – a rare and aggressive form of the disease.

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