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She and her husband now await the birth of their first child, conceived from one of three embryos they had frozen before Jenette began chemotherapy.

"Never did I think in two years' time I'd go from fighting for my life to bringing another life into this world," said Jenette, 33. "It's so exciting, and a true testament of being able to get through this and find that next piece in your life and happiness."

She was engaged to Jon Schafer when, five months before their planned wedding, she got the diagnosis of breast cancer. He was at her side throughout the illness and, in her worst moments, was quick to coax a smile with reminders of their future family.

In the depths of darkness, it was a ray of hope.

Read more of Colleen O'Connor's story in the Denver Post.

(Copyright 2013 The Denver Post)

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