Teenage is the most crucial period of all the stages of development. Teenagers love exploring. Neither are they completely adults, nor are they children. They are often moody and totally, carefree. They are completely unaware of what real life is all about. This important transitional phase has effects on our further development. Whatever happens in this age group remains embedded in our minds forever. Especially, if something disturbing or a life changing event takes place in this phase, it has a deep impact on our overall development. That's why care is taken by parents and even, teachers at school to be alert of what the teenagers are upto. Sometimes, teenagers are extremely good at making decisions too.
Below is the story of a normal teenager named Jenny Lake. She goes to high school in Pocatello, which is a small town in Idaho. She is 17-years old. She is quite young. But, she has to make a decision that would definitely place any adult in a vicious inner conflict.
Read on to find out more about this overwhelming story.
Jenny starts suffering from acute headaches. She finally consults a doctor after several days of torture. The doctor conducts a check-up and finds a large object inside her brain. This object is about 2 cm (1 inch) in diameter.
It says that Jenny has cancer. No matter what, it is still the most deadly disease out there. Anybody will become frightful on getting to know in the first instance that he or she is suffering from it.
That's the only way she is going to survive. Undergoing chemotherapy is a must for all the cancer patients. They must be regular in taking it.
Obviously, they were quite disturbed. But, all of them stood behind her stoically. They were strong which helped her a lot too.
She was pregnant. Anybody would be elated on hearing this news. Generally, this is seen as a happy moment to be shared with all the near and dear ones around.
If the chemotherapy continues, then, the baby will die. And if the chemotherapy is stopped, then, Jenny herself will die. It was an extremely difficult life or death decision.
She stopped the chemotherapy and gave birth 9 months later to the little Chad Michael. However, that meant she would die. When Chad was born, she took the midwife's hand, pulled her close and whispered, "I did it. I fulfilled my duty."
For being close to Chad, she wanted to bring him home too.
She passed away only after 12 days of his birth.
She sacrificed her own life for her son's life. This undefinable love can only be felt by a mother for her child.
It's incredibly touching how loving and brave Jenny was. A mother's love has no limit.