Fashion Life works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Fashion Life iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

Doctors Told Model To Abort Her Child After She Lost 95% Of Her Jaw To Cancer. This Is What She Did
421points
User submission
17.2K
379.7K
Fashion, Parenting7 years ago

Doctors Told Model To Abort Her Child After She Lost 95% Of Her Jaw To Cancer. This Is What She Did

Pregnancy is often difficult, but pregnancy combined with cancer treatment is devastating. Then-24-year-old Latvian-born Canadian model Elizaveta Bulokhova was faced with this situation in 2014. While vacationing in Amsterdam with her husband, Roman Troubetskoi, what Bulokhova thought was a toothache turned out to be bone cancer. The doctors told her the photo model would need to have an abortion before chemotherapy.

“He was very active and I would talk to him often while he was in my womb,” Bulokhova told Vice of her then-unborn son. “I had to tell my baby boy to stop moving because I couldn’t keep him and then all of a sudden he did. He listened; he stopped moving.” In another interview with Daily Mail, she added, “I just told myself whatever the universe has in store for me I will accept it. If my baby is meant to be born, he will be born.”

Luckily, various delays presented the cancer patient with an unexpected third option: the possibility of a Caesarian section. After consulting with doctors, baby Valentin was safely delivered 10 weeks early. Bulokhova had 95% of her jaw removed, underwent chemotherapy, and is now recovering. The brave cancer survivor recently modeled for a Vice article that told her story. You can support cancer research and prevention through the Canadian Cancer Society.

More info: Canadian Cancer Society | nvi.ltmanolostudios.com | Instagram (h/t: aplus, vice)

Model Elizaveta Bulokhova was suddenly diagnosed with jaw cancer when she was 24

The doctors told her that she would need surgery to remove the infected bone

She would also have to undergo chemotherapy

Bulokhova had gotten pregnant with husband Roman Troubetskoi, and the doctors recommended an abortion

“He was very active and I would talk to him often while he was in my womb”

“I had to tell him to stop moving because I couldn’t keep him and then all of a sudden he did. He listened; he stopped moving”

At the last minute, through a miracle, Bulokhova was given the option of having a c-section

Her son Valentin was safely born 10 weeks early

“I just told myself whatever the universe has in store for me I will accept it”

“If my baby is meant to be born, he will be born”

This photo-shoot is from her most recent modelling session

Photo credits & Copyright: Manolo Studios (Photographer: Manolo Ceron, Makeup Artist: Julia Stone)

380Kviews

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Fashion Life
What do you think ?
JenTyler
Community Member
7 years ago

Courageous beautiful girl, and a loving husband, a real Man. You make a lovely family and are an inspiration! Best wishes and a good long and happy life to you all. :-)

KikaVirtanen
Community Member
7 years ago

Brave girl

DuangjaiThaisuntad
Community Member
7 years ago

You are great mom...

HerbertNenenger
Community Member
7 years ago

Yolo Bunny, is that a hypothetical question? It's a tough situation to be in, and one I don't feel comfortable casting judgment on because I have thankfully never been in that situation. Neither should you be flinging about such callous comments. Until you walk a mile in someone's shoes.....

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
JenTyler
Community Member
7 years ago

Courageous beautiful girl, and a loving husband, a real Man. You make a lovely family and are an inspiration! Best wishes and a good long and happy life to you all. :-)

KikaVirtanen
Community Member
7 years ago

Brave girl

DuangjaiThaisuntad
Community Member
7 years ago

You are great mom...

HerbertNenenger
Community Member
7 years ago

Yolo Bunny, is that a hypothetical question? It's a tough situation to be in, and one I don't feel comfortable casting judgment on because I have thankfully never been in that situation. Neither should you be flinging about such callous comments. Until you walk a mile in someone's shoes.....

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Popular on Fashion Life
Popular on Fashion Life
User Submissions
Also on Fashion Life
Also on Fashion Life