ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southern Illinois woman is set to give birth to her own grandchildren because her daughter is unable to get pregnant.
Micaela Johnson was diagnosed with a rare form of cervical cancer in 2015. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports she and her husband froze their embryos before Johnson underwent a treatment process that left her infertile.READ MORE: 8-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed While Playing On Front Porch In Markham
Johnson wanted to expand her family after being cancer free for two years. The 26-year-old asked her mother, Sheila Gump, to carry her children.
Gump is 43. That still makes her a good candidate for surrogacy.READ MORE: Fraternity Chapter At Northwestern University Under Cease-And-Desist Order Amid Drugging Claims; Student Who Claims She Was Drugged Comes Forward In Op-Ed
She’s expected to give birth to her daughter’s twins — one boy and one girl — in July.
Gump says she’s excited to “spoiling” her grandchildren.MORE NEWS: More Shootings In The Loop So Far This Year Than In All Of 2020; Downtown Area Community Leaders Call For Prevention
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