“Everybody thought I couldn't get pregnant...”

In 2010, Maria Vasquez-Rojas and her family received a mixed blessing: Maria found out she was pregnant with her first child, but shortly afterward was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer.

Maria and her younger brother, Francisco Vasquez, came to StoryCorps in Los Angeles to remember how these two events changed their family in unexpected ways.

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Recorded in Los Angeles, California
Music Info: "Sigue Sus Ojos" by Caravana from the album Caravana
Produced by Nadia Reiman
Facilitated by Eliza Bettinger
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