- Virginia suffered a miscarriage, which ironically led to a cancer diagnosis
- She survived the cancer and later fell pregnant with quadruplets
- She describes raising her quadruplets as "always a party"
A mom from Arizona, US, is counting her blessings after surviving a miscarriage and cancer diagnosis and giving birth to quadruplets.
Virginia Johnson, 35, and her husband Victor, 45, struggled to have babies for years. Doctors had to remove Virginia's right fallopian tube and ovary when she was just 13.
When she first fell pregnant in 2013, doctors told her that her pregnancy was ectopic and had to be terminated.
Ironically, the miscarriage saved her life because doctors detected a bladder cancer tumour and had to remove her other fallopian tube to stop it from spreading.
Virginia had almost given up hope of having a baby when she became pregnant via IVF in October 2014. After welcoming her first born daughter, she decided to try again three years later, also via IVF.
Miraculously, she became pregnant again, this time with quadruplets — Zoey, Ava, Madelyn, Olivia and Victor. They are now eight months old.
In an interview, Virginia said they are grateful to be four times blessed, adding that raising their five children is "always a party." She said:
It was such an emotional rollercoaster. I went from being excited for twins, to being overwhelmed at the idea of triplets and then being completely gobsmacked that I was pregnant with quadruplets.