- Novlene Williams-Mills, a professional 400m sportswoman, went from surviving cancer to expecting a set of twins
- The athlete said the news gave her family much joy and they are so expectant to have the new additions in their homes
- Novlene has shown great bravery many times, once was competing in a 4x400m race a short while after she was diagnosed with cancer
Novlene Williams-Mills, a Jamaican 400m athlete and a cancer survivor, has gone public on how she conquered the disease.
She said she is excited that she is expecting a set of twins as she looks forward to a totally new chapter of her life.
In speaking with The Gleaner, she said she had always been scared about having a child with her cancer status.
It should be noted that a short time after she was diagnosed with the disease, she competed in the London Games and got a silver medal in the 4x400m relay race.
Despite having gone through major surgeries to fight off cancer, including a mastectomy, Novlene and her husband said they are joyfully expecting the delivery of their twins.
“It has really been a blessing for me and my husband with all that we have been through. When I found out that I was pregnant I said ‘OK, we have an addition to the family,’ but when the doctor told me there were two heartbeats, I said ‘Excuse me, did you just say two?',” she said.
One of her proud moments as a sportswoman was when she outran the popular American Francena McCorory in 4x400m relays at the World Championships in Beijing.
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