A loving mother chose to bring her baby to full term, even though doctors warned her that she may not survive the delivery. Sadly, she died before meeting her newborn son. Find out all the devastating details.
Florida mom Suzanne Mazzola, 34, died on Feb. 2 after giving birth to her fourth child, a healthy baby boy. Unfortunately, Suzanne was diagnosed with a condition called Placenta Percreta and instead of delivering her son early, as doctors suggested, she bravely opted to bring him to full term, which she was told would put her life at risk.
Florida Mother Choses Son’s Life Over Her Own
The Florida special education teacher sadly lost her life after she chose to bring her fourth child into the world, knowing there was a huge chance she wouldn’t survive the delivery. So tragic.
At the 35-week mark, Suzanne gave birth by cesarean section to a healthy 6-pound, 2-ounce boy, but during the delivery, she suffered extensive hemorrhaging, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Despite the hard work by a team of 15 doctors at Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, she died during surgery.
This is truly heartbreaking.
Suzanne was diagnosed with a condition called Placenta Percreta, which occurs when the placenta penetrates through the entire uterine wall and attaches to another organ such as the bladder, according to the outlet.
She was aware of the health risks she was facing by not delivering her son early, yet Suzanne didn’t hesitate to put her own life on the line for the sake of her baby.
The outcome has obviously stunned her family and friends, who tried to stay positive despite the circumstances.
“She often mentioned how scared she was,” Suzanne’s colleague, Grace Duran, told the Sun-Sentinel. “We always told her to have faith and be positive. But we never thought this would be the outcome.”
Suzanne bravely did the most selfless act any mother could do.
A Fundraising Page Has Been Started On Behalf Of Suzanne’s Family
Suzanne’s family wasn’t prepared to lose her and they’re now facing financial hardship. Her Aunt Janet, has created a fundraising page, in hopes of helping raise enough money to aid Suzanne’s husband, Joe Mazzola, and their four children.
You can help by donating to the fundraising page, YouCaring, here.
Our thoughts go out to Suzanne’s family and friends during this difficult time.
— Brittany King