A Fresno mother who overcame the odds of beating cancer while pregnant died just a day after giving birth to twins.
Jamie Snider, 30, was diagnosed with cervical cancer before learning she was pregnant with twins. Snider lost an ovary but overcame the cancer.
It was during her pregnancy doctors told her the cancer returned, KGO-TV in San Francisco reported on Wednesday.
Last week, Snider posted a smiling photo from the hospital before giving birth to her twins Camila and Nico.
“‘God has been by my side the whole time. All your prayers and love have kept me going as well. Wish me luck. I’m having a C-section at 7 and then a radial hysterectomy right after. I’ll be fine. Thank you, God, for keeping me positive through all the hard times,’ and that was her last post,” her friend Larina Campanile said as she read from Snider’s final Facebook post.
On March 17, a day after the surgeries, Snider died from congenital heart failure.
Family members say the twins were born prematurely but are healthy. The twins will be relocated to Pelham, New Hampshire, to live with their father when they are healthy enough to travel.
The family is raising money to help get the twins safely to New Hampshire.
“Jamie was a ray of sunshine and the most beautiful free spirit. She touched everyone’s life that crossed her path. She will be extremely missed by so many,” read one of the fundraising pages.
In addition to the twins, Jamie leaves behind two daughters, Aubrey and Maddy.