A woman who lost her husband to a brain tumor gave birth to her second child via IVF, 16 months after his death. Jadsip Sumal, 38, gave birth to her second child, Amandeep, on April 9, 2023, 16 months after the death of her husband, Aman Sumal. Aman was diagnosed with a grade four brain tumor after suffering a seizure and headaches in August 2020. Following chemotherapy and radiation therapy, Aman sadly died in December 2021 at the age of 36, leaving behind his heartbroken wife, Jasdip, and their beloved son by Two years, Rajan.

After her death, Jasdip decided to fulfill her dream of having another child. She gave birth to her daughter, Amandeep via IVF on Easter Sunday, a week before what would have been Aman’s 38th birthday.

Jadsip, a data analyst at Ruislip, London, said: “We had our son via IVF in 2019 and always planned to have another child, but then Aman got sick and everything after that was a whirlwind so we never had the chance. “. he thought of doing it while he was still here.

“I knew I didn’t have a lot of time and I thought it would be nice to tell him if he could understand me, but he passed away in December 2021 and after that, I was dealing with the pain of losing him. I still wanted to have a family, and I knew it would never be a good time. It was always the plan to have a brother for Rajan, and that was also important to Aman, so I decided to go ahead.

“Aman’s strength is what showed me that he could do it. He was so strong during what was an incredibly difficult time and I knew that nothing he did would be harder than that.”

Initially, Aman was thought to have a low-grade tumor and was given anti-seizure medication and referred for exams every three months.

However, after having another seizure five months later, an MRI showed areas of concern, and she underwent debulking surgery.

A biopsy of Aman’s tumor revealed that it was, in fact, a grade four glioblastoma (GBM), an aggressive brain tumor with a short prognosis of only 12 to 18 months.

Jasdip became pregnant in August 2022, eight months after Aman’s death, and gave birth to a healthy baby girl on April 9.

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She said: “Aman was over the moon with Rajan, but he always said ‘I’ve got one from me and it would be nice to have one from you too’. I know he would have been over our daughter. It’s such a shame he can never meet her. It’s bittersweet, which it’s what I think everyone struggles with, but hopefully, she will bring the acceptance that Aman is gone and that the next chapter for all of us is the kids.

“I have a great family and I had a lot of support at all times. I couldn’t have done it without them. My sisters-in-law came to my appointments with me and were my co-workers, so I didn’t have to worry about being alone

“Obviously, I missed Aman a lot, but having the girls with me was the best, and for that I’m really grateful. One of them even cut Amandeep’s umbilical cord, which was lovely.”

Jasdip decided to name Amandeep after her late husband, something she says she always planned to do.

She said: “I always knew I was going to call her Aman because in our religion it’s a name for both genders, but in the end I decided to combine parts of our two names. I spelled mine differently, but the pronunciation is the same.” same. I know Aman won’t be forgotten, but doing this gives us another memory of him. Hopefully both of our children will grow up feeling like they know him.”

Jasdip and his family have supported Brain Tumor Research since Aman’s diagnosis and continue to raise awareness and funds for the charity.

According to the charity, 16,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumor every year and only 12% of people diagnosed with a brain tumor survive more than five years compared to an average of 54% across all types. Of cancer.

Jasdip said: “He is very close to our hearts now. We want to do everything we can to help others in Aman’s honour, it is what he would have wanted and it is all we can do now to keep him alive.”

Charlie Allsebrook, Brain Tumor Research Community Development Manager, said: “We were delighted to learn of the birth of Amandeep, who has been such a blessing to his family.

“His mother, Jasdip, has shown incredible strength since Aman’s passing and is greatly admired by the Brain Tumor Research team.

“Aman’s sad story is a stark reminder that brain tumors kill more children and adults under 40 than any other type of cancer, yet only 1 percent of national cancer research spending has gone to this devastating disease.

“We are determined to change this, but only by working together can we improve treatment options for patients and ultimately find a cure.”

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