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Milton Woman Gets National Attention for Inspirational Story

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MILTON, Del. - The last 17 months have been full of highs and lows since toddler Jack Lombardo entered this world on April 5, 2013. Just days after his birth, his mother Kat found out that she was suffering from a rare type of cancer. Her tale of heartbreak and love brought the family together, and eventually lead to national attention. 

On Friday, toys were scattered throughout the Milton living room and little Jack sat playing with one of them. Meanwhile Kat sat down with WBOC to tell her remarkable story. She started by recalling a visit to the doctor, just days after Jack was born. 

"He told me that I had Choriocarcinoma," she said. "Which is a pregnancy-induced cancer."

Seemingly overnight she was then facing stage three cancer. The chances of this illness were one out of a million. She was told Chemotherapy would be painful, brutal, and long. At first she said she considered not doing Chemotherapy, but then she thought of Jack. 

"I have a reason to fight for this," she said. "Without Jack I don't know if I would have had a reason." 

Fortunately for Lombardo, more than a year later she has reached near total remission. Her rare disease, as well as her remarkable tale of love lead her to national television as well. On Monday morning at 10:00, she will be featured on the season premier of "The Doctors," which will air on FOX 21. 

She said her love for her son was her main inspiration. 

"I'm obsessed with Jack," she said. "Jack is the best thing that's ever happened to this family. He made us a family - Jim and I. He made us complete. And he makes us smile every day."

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