When Cancer Struck, This Model Was Told To Abort Her Baby. Instead, She Held On For This
by N/A, 8 years ago | 3 min read
In 2014, life was good for Canadian model Elizaveta Bulokhova. The 24-year-old had spent the last seven years of her life traveling the world, being called upon by some of the highest names in fashion, and now, she was vacationing in Amsterdam with her boyfriend Roman Troubetskoi, taking a much-needed hiatus.
Not more than a few months before their trip, the two found out that they were pregnant. While in Amsterdam though, Bulokhova had some mouth pain from what she thought to be a toothache. The news she received after being checked out couldn't have been a more starkly worse surprise.
After thorough examination, Elizaveta Bulokhova was suddenly diagnosed with jaw cancer.
Doctors told her that she would need surgery to remove the infected bone.
And along with having to undergo chemotherapy...
They also told the couple that they would have to abort the baby, who they said would die amidst the chemo process.
â€œHe was very active and I would talk to him often while he was in my womb..."
â€œI had to tell him to stop moving because I couldnâ€™t keep him and then all of a sudden he did. He listened; he stopped moving.â€
At the last minute though, Bulokhova was given the option of having a c-section because of her baby's unexpectedly rapid development.
â€œI just told myself whatever the universe has in store for me I will accept it.â€
â€œIf my baby is meant to be born, he will be born.â€
Not long after, her son Valentin was born safely, 10 weeks early.
Several months later, Bulokhova incredibly went back to modeling. These pictures are from one of her most recent shoots.
The now 25-year-old model is still undergoing treatments, but is continuing to make steady progress in her recovery, despite enduring a number of physical ailments from her cancer and the subsequent chemo.
Together, the couple is as dedicated to each other and to their son Valentin as any two parents could be, and are hopeful for what the future holds for them.
Check out more of their story onÂ Vice.
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