Recently, a 22-year-old in the U.K. died of an aggressive form of cancer after her doctors said she was “just pregnant.”
Demi Wright died “peaceably” in Colchester on February 23 after her short-lived battle with the disease.
The young woman’s father, Chris Wright, said his daughter was a cheerful and happy soul.
“She didn’t have a bad bone in her body,” dad told the Daily-Gazette. “She had an infectious, beautiful smile and it showed her personality off.”
As a child, the makeup artist had a benign tumor in her liver and even had checkups into her teens as a safety measure.
But last November, Demi Wright had a sudden pain in her side. The doctors found that she was emitting human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), a hormone associated with pregnancy.
Although an increase in HCG does happen for pregnant women, it’s also a warning sign for some cancers including liver and ovarian.
Doctors thought she was pregnant and scheduled an ultrasound.
“It was strange because she had been using the contraceptive pill and there were no other signs of her being pregnant,” her father told Metro U.K. “I went to an ultrasound with her and they were looking to see what was happening.”
The vibrant 22-year old didn’t have a baby. So staff performed laparoscopic surgery to try to figure it out.
That’s when they finally discovered she had cancer on her liver and it had already spread throughout her entire body.
Wright said his daughter never cried even after learning she was going to die.
“I absolutely broke down and she patted the bed and told me to sit by her and she gave me a big hug and said, ‘It’s going to be okay,’” he told Metro UK. “She was a real trooper.”
Three-weeks later, the woman died.
The victim’s boyfriend, Mitch Gregory, said he and the family feel “robbed.”
“It needs to be stressed how much courage she had,” Mitch said. “She’s our inspiration now.”
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