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Woman Gives Birth to Her Twin Sister's Baby

Allison Ardolino Dinkelacker of Long Island, New York, learned she had stage-3 breast cancer in 2009 while she was pregnant with her first child. According to Patch, doctors recommended that she begin chemotherapy which forced her to give birth to her son Dylan by emergency caesarean just 31 weeks into her pregnancy.

Both Allison and Dylan survived and after treatment, she was diagnosed as cancer-free.

Wanting to move on with her life, Allison decided to try for another child. Allison's twin sister Dawn Ardolino Policastro accompanied her to the doctor where they learned that if she were to conceive, she may not survive the pregnancy.

Dawn immediately stepped in and offered to carry her sister's child for her. She gave birth to her nephew, Hudson, on August 5.

The sisters, who are incredibly close, live just three blocks away from each other. Dawn has two sons of her own, ages 7 and 3, and Allison's first son Dylan is now 6 years old.

Dawn kept the sex of baby Hudson a secret from Allison until the delivery. Once Hudson was born, Allison posted a special photo on Facebook that revealed the gender of the baby. In the photo, Dawn stood behind Allison with a sign that read: "Shhh ... It's a boy!"

Image via Alison Rose Photography

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