Meet Danielle Rants, the woman who gave her beloved twin sister who is battling cancer the greatest gift of all by offering to be her surrogate.
Her sister, Kaila Jorgensen, who is based in Washington, was sadly diagnosed with breast cancer and a carrier of the BCRA gene in 2016. Since then, she has worried about the possibility of not being able to have kids in the future.
That’s when her loving sister stepped in—Danielle offered to carry her twin sister’s baby for her so she wouldn’t have to worry!
And from the get go, they were extremely lucky.
“Luckily, it worked on the first try and there wasn’t a lot of failed attempts,” Danielle told InsideEdition.com.
“It was kind of nerve-wracking and I didn’t know what to expect, but I have been getting through [pregnancy] OK and I’ve had no complications or anything so far.”
Kaila had always dreamt of having kids of her own with her husband, but things looked bleak after her cancer diagnosis.
Doctors told Kaila before she started chemotherapy, she should freeze her eggs, which required her to begin hormone therapy.
But sadly, she had to stop this as her cancer started metastasizing. Doctors didn’t know how long they would have to wait to try to have kids.
“We had no idea what we were going to do. We kept pushing my oncologist at our monthly visits, saying, ‘You know we are getting married soon, we want to have kids. What is that going to look like? Are we going to have to wait five years?’” she told InsideEdition.com.
Danielle was heartbroken for her sister and immediately began to research ways she could help.
She took the step to become her twin sister’s surrogate after a visit to her doctor.
Although she doesn’t want any kids of her own, she is willing to do anything to help her sister.
“Being her twin sister I just decided it just kind of felt natural to offer myself to do it for her. I don’t want kids of my own but I have a healthy body, so yeah, it just felt right,” Danielle explained.
Kaila was blown away by her twin sister’s heartwarming offer.
“I had no idea that she was even thinking about it,” she said.
But since they didn’t want to risk the baby carrying the BCRA gene, they decided to use Danielle’s egg.
Now, the baby boy is expected to enter the world in June!
Sadly, Kaila is back on chemotherapy as her cancer has since progressed.
“It’s not anything I would have expected. Going into this process we thought that’d I’d just be on medication and be OK, but a few months into the pregnancy things changed,” she said.
The twin sisters are closer than ever, they said.
“My sister is giving us a gift bigger than we could have ever expected or imagined,” Jorgensen said. “We can’t even begin to thank her enough, but we owe her everything.”
Credit: Inside Edition