But, as Austin360.com reports, when Hernandez had some blood work done as part of the process to have a second child via in vitro fertilization, doctors found she had leukemia.
“The doctor called me crying,” Hernandez told Austin360. “I said, ‘What? You must be kidding.’ I was yelling and crying. It was unreal.”
Sadly, her doctor wasn’t kidding. She was very, very ill.
Hernandez wasted little time, booking a last-minute ticket and arriving at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital late Monday. She expects to start six weeks of on-and-off chemotherapy Tuesday or Wednesday.
“They told me, ‘This can’t wait,’” she said.
The support from friends, former co-workers — and viewers who’ve never met the vibrant broadcast journalist — has been, from the start, overwhelming, Hernandez said. She says she is so incredibly grateful.
“I’m so touched,” she said. “My stomach hurts from crying so much, but I know I can beat this. I can kick its ass. I look at my precious son and I say, ‘Failure is not an option.’”