Paula Prediger and her husband, Dave, wanted nothing more than to start a family, and when she was diagnosed with breast cancer they took steps to ensure they would be able to have a child.The Toledo Blade
reports that Prediger had some of her embryos frozen after receiving the news, and she immediately began treatment. Almost five years after first being diagnosed with the disease, she is now preparing to participate in the Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure with her 6-month-old son Kody.
"It was a long haul and a long road," she told the news source. "But the physicians didn't give up, and I didn't give up. I think that's what breast cancer does. It makes you more determined."
After several failed attempts at conceiving after beating cancer, Prediger finally became pregnant and was blessed with a healthy baby boy in March of this year.
The Susan G. Komen has been aggressively working to raise money for breast cancer research, having contributed more than $1.5 billion since it was founded in 1982.