An Army sergeant’s wife is receiving an outpouring of support as she lies in a medically induced coma in a New York hospital after delivering twin girls. Jenna Hinman’s joy was short-lived post delivery when she began coughing up blood and doctors discovered she had stage 3 choriocarcinoma — a rare pregnancy-related cancer that develops in the placenta.
After blood clogged the new mother’s lungs and doctors found tumors, she was transferred to Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, where her twin girls had also been transported after delivery. Jenna, who delivered via Cesaerean section, has been undergoing chemotherapy since her premature delivery March 3. She went into labor at just 30 weeks.
Meanwhile her husband, Brandon Hinman, continues to watch over the girls, Kinleigh and Azlynn, both of whom continue receiving treatment in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
“They’re both off breathing tubes. They’re not requiring any meds at this time. And it’s actually a load off my shoulders because I know they’re exactly where they need to be, so I can focus my attention on my wife,” he said in the video.
The family has a set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical and travel expenses. As of Tuesday afternoon, donations surpassed $130,000 thanks to over 2,000 people.
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