Not long after learning she was pregnant with her third child in December 2019, Molly Powers was diagnosed with breast cancer. In addition to the toll pregnancy was taking on her body, she also started treatment to fight off the cancer. Now, less than a year later, she has a new baby boy to love on — and has successfully made it through 16 rounds of chemotherapy!
Between everything going on in her personal life and the novel coronavirus pandemic, no one would fault Molly for being a little down. But throughout her journey, she has remained strong and focused, inspiring everyone lucky enough to hear her story!
Molly, who is a practicing dermatologist, and her husband Jake have three young kids, so it’s safe to say she has been very busy.
To fulfill her obligations as a mom and doctor while also undergoing cancer treatment, she had to rely on her friends and family members for support throughout her journey.
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Her support system has been wonderful at every step, and they still managed to surprise her in the best way after her last round of chemo!
When she and Jake pulled up to their house, they were greeted by a crowd of people waving signs, holding balloons, and celebrating the end of her treatment with her! Molly took to Instagram to express just how much the moment meant to her:
I finished my 16th chemotherapy infusion and came home to my army of supporters. Friends and family lined our street with signs, balloons, streamers, and confetti cannons as Jake and I drove home from the infusion center. To say I was overwhelmed and emotional is quite the understatement (insert ugly crying video). I couldn’t have felt more love and support in that moment, and I am so incredibly grateful to have so many people in my corner.
Now that treatment is behind her, Molly finally gets to slow down and enjoy her days more, but she will never forget the way her loved ones rallied to help her in her time of need. Her advice to anyone trying to support a loved one through cancer is to simply “show up,” and it’s clear that comes from her own personal experience!
Watch her emotional reaction to the surprise celebration in the video below, and be sure to share this story with your friends.
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