Mom Who Delayed Cancer Treatments While Pregnant Gives Birth to Healthy Boy

PHOTO: Kim and Phil Vaillancourt were interviewed at their home in Tonawanda, N.Y., March 11, 2016. Carolyn Thompson/AP Photo
Kim and Phil Vaillancourt were interviewed at their home in Tonawanda, N.Y., March 11, 2016.

A New York woman who delayed treatment for a brain tumor due to her pregnancy gave birth to a healthy baby boy this weekend, according to her family.

Kim Vaillancourt gave birth to her son Wyatt Eli on Friday, months after being diagnosed with a dangerous brain tumor.

"The family is 'over the moon excited' to welcome Wyatt to their extraordinary family," read a post from a fundraising site for the family. "Wyatt Eli meaning 'little warrior sent by God' is wrapped in love by parents Kim and Phil, brother, sisters, family, and countless friends."

The mother of five was about halfway through her pregnancy when Vaillancourt first reported a headache that wouldn't go away.

Further tests revealed she had two brain tumors. While Vaillancourt, of Tonawanda, New York, underwent surgery to have the tumors removed, she decided to wait until she gave birth to have chemotherapy and radiation. The diagnosis came days after Vaillancourt and her husband adopted three girls into their family last December.

"If she wasn’t pregnant she would have slipped it off," family spokeswoman Jenna Koch told ABC News in an earlier interview. "She’s not one to get it seen or treated."

Koch said that Vaillancourt expected to undergo chemotherapy and radiation, when she resumes her cancer treatment.

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