Aleks Patete told People magazine she “truly think[s] God was watching over us” about a routine ultrasound at seven-weeks in her pregnancy in November, which led to her diagnosis of ovarian cancer.  Patete called it “a miracle,” since the pregnancy allowed doctors to catch the cancer before it could progress. Doctors recommended that Patete have an abortion so she could go through an aggressive form of chemotherapy. She refused to do so, however, crediting her son,

DJ, born April 24, with saving her life. “He saved my life,” she said, also recalling how “God sent DJ to save my life” and that “Now it was my turn to save his life.” Not only did Patete make the courageous decision to choose life for her son, she continued working as a nurse full-time. Patete is a registered nurse at University Hospital Cleveland, where she also received her ultrasound and treatment. READ MORE