Mum, 19, dies months after losing newborn son she bravely delayed cancer treatment for

A teenager who bravely delayed cancer treatment while pregnant only to lose her newborn son a week after birth has died.

Brianna Rawlings made headlines after her selfless act to give son Kyden the best chances of survival while she battled leukaemia.

Heatbreaking photos showed the 19-year-old holding her son after he was born via an emergency Caesarian only to lose his own fight days later.

The teenager, from Sydney, Australia, had been just 17 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with the rare and aggressive form of blood cancer.

She was given the choice of either terminating her pregnancy or carrying her son to full term by delaying treatment.

Her decision to continue her pregnancy effectively halved her chances of survival.

However, she was forced to give birth three months early as she began suffering excruciating pain and fevers.

Kyden tragically lost his battle for life 12 days later after picking up a stomach infection.

Speaking at the time, she told the Daily Mail: “Those 12 days I was able to spend with my baby boy Kyden, holding him, counting his toes and fingers and talking to him like I would when he was in my tummy.

“They were just so special, they were the best 12 days of my life!

Then the most shocking and heartbreaking news was when he picked up a stomach infection and within hours we were told to say our goodbyes.

“This infection took his precious life and our son grew his wings.”

After facing the ordeal, Brianna’s health seemed to improve, however she took a terrible turn for the worse.

After a bone marrow transplant from her brother was rejected by medics, her family began to fundraise for a drug trial that doctors hoped could save her life.

However, she tragically lost her life on December 29 after just two injections and days after turning 19.

Confirming her death, sister Kourt Rawlings wrote on GoFundMe: “Our Beautiful Brianna reached the end of her journey with us here on earth and was finally reunited with her Baby Bear Kyden.

“We are absolutely broken but at the same time at peace knowing she is no longer in pain , no longer in pieces and unsure of what news was to come next.

“We love you more than the stars beautiful girl, fly high and please guide those who are unsure of how to be on this earth without your contagious smile.”

Brianna was fighting NK leukaemia – a rare and aggressive form of the disease.