When Demi Wright went to the doctor after experiencing pain in her side and was told she had increased levels of HCG hormone, a clear indicator of pregnancy, she was prepared for her life to change. But the 22-year-old could never have been ready for what happened next.
When doctors could find no further signs of pregnancy beyond the HCG levels, they performed laparoscopic surgery to investigate further. That's when they found a malignant tumor on her liver, and that the cancer had spread throughout her entire body. Turns out, the "pregnancy" was actually widespread disease.
She died three weeks later. Her boyfriend, Mitch Gregory, told the Daily-Gazette that her family "feels robbed," adding, "It needs to be stressed how much courage she had."
“It was strange because she had been using the contraceptive pill and there were no other signs of her being pregnant,” her father told Metro U.K. “I went to an ultrasound with her and they were looking to see what was happening.”
Her father added that Demi never cried, even after learning her cancer was terminal. “I absolutely broke down and she patted the bed and told me to sit by her and she gave me a big hug and said, ‘It’s going to be OK.’ She was a real trooper.”
What a tragic loss of life in someone so young. Our thoughts and prayers are with Demi's family.
(Photo: Mitchell Gregory via Facebook)