Shortly after giving birth to twin girls via emergency C-section, Jenna Hinman was diagnosed with a rare form of pregnancy-related cancer.
The 26-year-old mother from Syracuse, N.Y., was rushed to the hospital on March 3 after going into premature labor at 30 weeks and having difficulty breathing. After her twin daughters, Kinleigh and Azlynn, were born, Hinman began to cough up blood.
Doctors soon diagnosed her as having Choriocarcinoma, a form of cancer that begins in the placenta. They also discovered that the cancer had spread to her lungs, and Hinman is now in a medically induced coma, according to CNY Central.
"Her lungs are so involved with tumor that they don't work. And right now they're not working at all," Dr. Wiley Bunn, a gynecologic oncologist at Crouse Hospital, where Jenna and her babies are staying, tells the news site.
Her husband, U.S. Army Sgt. Brandon Hinman, also tells the site, "My hope is that my wife stands up, holds my hand, we have the girls and we walk out of this hospital."