Aly Taylor was just 24 years old when she learned she had Stage 3 breast cancer. At the time, she had been trying to get pregnant, so the newlywed was blown away by the news.
Although Taylor underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy, beating cancer wasn’t the end of her battle.
Shortly after being given the all-clear, Taylor learned that the intensive cancer treatments had left her unable to have children with her husband, Josh.
Because Taylor couldn’t conceive, the couple, who appeared on the TLC show Rattled, decided to adopt a baby girl named Genevieve.
But the new parents were absolutely stunned just a few months later when Taylor began feeling nauseous.
In what can only be described as a miracle, Taylor was pregnant.
"Oh my goodness, it was crazy,'' Taylor told Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford on TODAY Wednesday. "Because it wasn't like doctors told us there was a slim chance that it would happen, it was that it was impossible.”
"It's truly a miracle," she added.
Taylor was just one month into the pregnancy when she and Josh received a surprising call from Genevieve’s mother.
She had given birth to a second daughter and wondered if the Taylors might be willing to adopt her.
"She said, 'Aly we're not expecting you to adopt this baby because you're pregnant,' but immediately my heart was drawn to this baby,''' Aly said in an episode of Rattled. "I just could not imagine saying no to another baby when at one point we didn't know if we'd ever have children."
The couple’s biological daughter, Vera, and Genevieve’s biological sister, Lydia, are just 11 days apart in age.
"It's so much better than we could've ever dreamed,'' Josh, 32, said on TODAY. "If you had asked us five years ago, 'Give us your dream, write it down,' our dreams would come up so short of where we've ended up."
Taylor, 30, has now been cancer-free for five years, and she still can’t believe just how many blessings she’s been given in the last few years.
"You know, being a breast cancer survivor, thinking that this wasn't possible, that I might not be here, (and) that we would have these three beautiful blessings,'' she said.
Now that they have such a beautiful family, the Taylors hope their story can give other couples struggling with infertility the hope they need to move forward.
"The goal is to give people hope,'' Josh said on TODAY. "To know that when it's dark, it's gonna get better."