FARMERS BRANCH (CBS11) – As the Komen 3Day Walk sweeps across North Texas this weekend, there is a story for every step of of the walkers’ 60-mile journey.
Some are stories of sorrow, others of recovery… fights won and lost. And then there’s Robin Cordry’s—and her miracle baby who survived breast cancer, before he was even born.
“I was in my first hour of being pregnant, when I found my lump,” said Cordry.
CBS11 first introduced viewers to Cordry 10 years ago. She couldn’t have imagined then, that a decade later she’d be lacing up her sneakers for her 11th 3Day walk.
“I was given a 50 percent chance of being here myself. In 10 years. It was very aggressive. … and we had to wait for treatment, and there were a lot of risks,” recalled Cordry, her voice breaking.
Cordry says she was determined to fight so that she could raise her daughter, Rachel. But, she fought for unborn Connor as well, knowing that time was not on her side.
“My mom died three weeks after she was diagnosed with cancer, so time was my enemy… and there were doctors that definitely that recommended termination.”
While many expectant moms won’t even drink a cup of coffee, the bald and pregnant Cordry endured chemotherapy…battling the cancer, while also delivering a healthy baby boy.
Connor is now an almost 11-year-old, joining her and and his sister, Rachel her on the breast cancer walk.
“I remember the summer that she’d take us to the water park and she’d be bald and pregnant and it was normal,” said Rachel, now 16 years old. “She made it normal. She didn’t make it like a sad thing. And no matter how bad she felt, she acted like nothing was wrong.”
Cordry said she didn’t want her breast cancer battle to scar her young daughter. And yet she admits that the experience has helped to shape her daughter. “She’s just wonderful… so responsible.”
Meanwhile Rachel calls her Mom “Super Woman.’
And although healthy now, the fight to find a cure isn’t just something she does, Cordry says it’s who she is.
“This vision is bigger than a dream, because you dream of things you can get to… and I didn’t think I could get this far.”
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