Most parents would do anything to help their children, but one Southern Illinois mom has stepped up to be a surrogate for her daughter, carrying twins due this summer. When O’Fallon resident Micaela Gump Johnson was first diagnosed with a rare form of cervical cancer, she had been trying to have more children and never imagined the journey that lay ahead of her, or that one day, her mother would be carrying her children for her.
Johnson was 23 when she was diagnosed with small cell neuroendocrine cervical cancer in 2015. She and husband Brandon had one young son, Aidyn, and had been trying for more children.
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