Mom With Breast Cancer Loses Custody Of Kids

Last week the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that Alaina Giordano's children must move to Chicago to live with their father. Giordano's breast cancer has been an issue in the custody dispute (though there are also allegations of cheating, poor parenting, and domestic violence from both parents), and she says she can't leave North Carolina because she's in a clinical trial at Duke that isn't available in Chicago. She's appealing the original custody order, though it's unlikely that the court will find in her favor. In a statement to her supporters on Facebook, Giordano says she still hopes to, "eliminate medical bias as a deciding factor in custody cases," adding, "my crusade begins today, and I hope my supporters who have numbered in the hundreds of thousands will now use their fervent energy to lobby for laws to be changed in their states as well."

Earlier: Mother Who Lost Custody Due To Cancer Keeps Kids Temporarily