California woman beats cancer twice, dies after having twins

Jamie Snider died one day after giving birth to twins Camila and Nico. (CNN Newsource)

Jamie Snider beat cervical cancer and kept smiling through it all.

She had two children, daughters Aubrey and Maddy. She was surprised to find out she was pregnant with twins. Then her cancer came back.

Treatment at the Stanford Medical Center helped her beat cancer a second time. So, she went in to give birth to her twins -- Camila and Nico --before having a hysterectomy.

"They couldn't give her too much chemo," said Chris Snider, Jamie's brother. "She made sure to protect those babies."

Her last post on Facebook said: "Tomorrow will be a great day. God has been by my side the whole time. All your prayers and love have kept me going as well. Wish me luck. I'm having a C-section at 7 and then a radial hysterectomy right after. I'll be fine. Thank you God for keeping me positive through all the hard times."

One day after the C-section and hysterectomy, Snider's heart failed and the mother of four died. She was 30.

"What gives me peace in my heart is she got to see those babies and hold them and be with them a little bit," friend Larina Campanile said.

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