Brother of courageous mom who kicked cancer

A mother brings two lives into the world hours before her life was taken away. She had struggled with cervical cancer for the past months and was able to beat it just days before the birth, but she died tragically because of a heart attack the day after the C-section.

While Snider did get through the surgeries on March 16, her heart failed the morning after.

Last week, she posted a photo of herself on Facebook, smiling and optimistic about her future and that of her babies.

Tomorrow will be a great day.

"All your prayers and love have kept me going as well", said Snider in the post. Wish me luck. I'm having a C-section at 7 and then a radical hysterectomy right after. "I'll be fine. Thank you, God, for keeping me positive through all the hard times.' And that was her last post".

Sadly, during the pregnancy Snider learned that her cancer had returned so she started treatment, which included chemotherapy, at Stanford Medical Center.

"God made a decision to call our Jamie home Friday March 17th 2017, the morning after giving birth to her handsome twins Camila and Nico", Snider's friend Larina Campanile wrote on her fundraiser page.

Snider leaves behind two other daughters.

New mom Jamie Snider, above, passed away from heart failure after valiantly beating cancer twice and giving birth to twins.

Babies Camila and Nico were born at 33 weeks but are healthy; a friend says Jamie got to hold them before she died. According to a GoFundMe set up to support their medical expenses, their father, Heath Coigny, will relocate to Pelham, New Hampshire, as soon as they are ready to travel.

Three GoFundme pages aim to raise money for Snider's children and her family, and for a memorial service next week at Northpointe Church where her friends can say goodbye, and sift through the memories and the photos.

Larina Campanile, Snider's friend, told ABC 7 Chicago, that Snider had cervical cancer in the past. On Tuesday, just after their mother was cremated, Aubrey and Maddy spotted an unusually shaped cloud. They said the cloud had a pronounced nose, and a large smile.

  • Joanne Flowers