Matter of life, near-death

The sharp, shooting pain radiated outward, growing more intense with every minute.

Allie Hershberger had grown used to the aches and pains of her first pregnancy. But this was entirely new, and frightening. It started in her chest, then seemed to spread to her back and left arm.

Within hours, Hershberger was fighting for her life as doctors rushed to save her unborn daughter. A freak blood clot caused a heart attack, forcing doctors to both operate on Hershberger’s heart and deliver her baby by Caesarian section.

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