Faced with cervical cancer at a young age, Emily Jordan underwent a radical hysterectomy. Doctors were able to save her ovaries. She thought she and her husband would never have their own children.
Jordan told the Associated Press (see video embedded below) that before the surgery, the doctor told her that she was pregnant. She was devastated.
Her mother, Cindy Reutzel, decided to step in, offering to be a surrogate so that her daughter and son-in-law could have a child. Reutzel is in her early 50s and has remained in good health. She says that reactions have been positive, and is adamant that after the baby is born, she will be the grandmother.
Jordan says that her mother's offer is "a continuation of everything she had done" for her, in making sure that she had the best life possible.