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IN People ON 14 Apr, 2016
During her first pregnancy Allison Ardolino Dinkelacker, 40, was diagnosed with breast cancer and was told that she couldn't have another baby.
After getting this news, her identical twin sister Mineola, New York, resident Dawn Ardolino Policastro offered to be a surrogate mother.
Dawn gave birth to a baby boy, her nephew and Alison's son on August 5, 2015.
To know more about their inspirational story, read on.
Image Source: Allison Rose Photography
Identical twins share many things in common. Needless to say, identical twins have a much stronger connection and can do anything for each other.
After a cancer diagnosis had left her identical twin unable to carry another child, Dawn offered up her own body for the job.
But, despite starting chemotherapy to save her life, she was unbelievably able to give birth to a hale and hearty baby boy in the 31st week (Via emergency c-section).
Allison along with her sister Dawn went to her oncologist where she received a new set of disturbing news - she couldn't have her second baby as there was a risk to her health.
But, still she was ready to assist her sister in enhancing her family.
But, she didn't reveal and kept it as a small surprise.
She proved once again that family will be the one that will be there for us through thick and thin.
This shared experience surely made both the sisters even more deeply bonded.