Newborn twins come as mother battles leukemia

"I definitely think they saved my life," Brinson said.

In case you missed the story this month about Mallory Brinson, it’s not too late to catch up.

Working closely with local and national media, Valerie Burrow, senior public relations coordinator with Baptist Corporate Communications, helped Mallory tell her story. At 27 and only a few months pregnant, Mallory was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia while at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women. Subsequently, her treatment path led her to Baptist Cancer Center and several oncologists like Dr. Salil Goorha and Dr. Muhammad Raza.

Mallory’s optimistic outlook never wavered despite the overwhelming news.

“I definitely think they (the twins) saved my life,” Brinson said. “I wouldn’t have gone to the doctor if not for the pregnancy.” The Commercial Appeal

You can read more about Mallory’s story on, NBC Nightly News or Tom Charlier’s piece in The Commercial Appeal.