When a young mom named Ashley Chestnut found out that she had a baseball-sized non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in her breast, she found help from a nurse that she never met before.
Chestnut and her husband have a two-year-old daughter and a five-month-old son. During their daughter’s second birthday party, Chestnut experienced a deep and shooting pain through her shoulder.
She immediately goes to the hospital and runs some tests. When the results came out, she was diagnosed with cancer.
She had to stop breastfeeding Easton, her son, who has a milk and soy allergy that most formulas have. That’s why it is not good for him to drink formula milk.
The young mom has no choice but to pump her breast milk for her son to have something to drink. However, she had to stop it because of her treatments.
That’s when a staff nurse who happened to be working on the same floor where Chestnut was being treated came in.
Jaclyn Kenney has a daughter who is just one day older than Easton, and she donated eight gallons of breastmilk to Chestnut.
Learn more about this incredibly heartwarming story and the other ways people in the community are stepping up to help this family in the video below.
What a selfless act of kindness. It’s great to see that women are helping each other out. We hope that the mother will recover soon. We are praying for you Ashley. Stay strong.