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Young mum given just three weeks to live after giving birth has died

Callum Jones

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Young mum given just three weeks to live after giving birth has died

Featured Image Credit: karynlouiselove/Instagram

A mum has died at the age of 39 after being diagnosed with stage four metastatic breast cancer 19 months ago.

Karyn Love, from Brisbane, Australia gave birth to her daughter Billi in May 2021 via an emergency caesarean as she was only at 29 weeks.

Throughout her pregnancy, Karyn admitted to grueling back pain which she thought was linked to her pregnancy.

But just an hour after she gave birth to her little girl, she received the devastating news that she had stage four breast cancer.

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Doctors had given her the news she only had three weeks to live as the cancer had already spread to her bones, liver and eyes.

The mum was originally given three weeks to live following her diagnosis. Credit: @karynlouiselove/ Instagram
The mum was originally given three weeks to live following her diagnosis. Credit: @karynlouiselove/ Instagram

But the Aussie mum defied the odds and lived 19 months, allowing her to spend more time with her newborn.

However, the sad news was revealed on Monday (12 December) that Karyn had died at the age of 39.

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Her death was announced on her Instagram page yesterday - the caption read: "Karyn Louise Love. 1983 - 2022. Smile for me, I am free. Thank you for all your love and kindness throughout my journey, I will remember you."

Another post was later added to her Instagram page with details on Karyn's 'life celebration ceremony'.

It will take place on 18 December at 10.30am local time and will take place at Brookfield Rose Farm, with all welcome.

As Karyn was only given three weeks to live, she never expected to be able to be with her daughter on her first birthday.

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But in May this year, she celebrated Billi's first birthday and shared some pictures of the special occasion on Instagram.

Karyn celebrated her daughter's first birth earlier this year. @karynlouiselove/ Instagram
Karyn celebrated her daughter's first birth earlier this year. @karynlouiselove/ Instagram

On her account, she wrote: "What an honour it is to celebrate my daughter's birthday and a year of life.

"Love has been my secret weapon of choice. The love I have for my daughter.

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"The love I have for my own life.

"The love the greater community has poured into our life. The love I have for my cancer.

"I have always been a believer that you need to feel to heal and I have definitely felt pain and sadness and I have also felt joy and pure presence.

"And that is something we all desire. To be present and live a life of gratitude.

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"Life is a gift and I receive this gift with open arms."

Topics: Parenting, Health

Callum Jones
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