01/09/2012 04:28 pm ET

Paula Holmes, Mother, Had Baby Delivered Early To Meet Dying Sister

When faced with the possibility of her 10-year-old daughter, Katy, losing her battle with her inoperable brain tumor before meeting her unborn sister, Paula Holmes asked doctors to deliver baby Scarlet three weeks early, the Sun reports.

"The realization that I was pregnant and that Katy might not get to see the baby was terrifying," Holmes told the paper. "My consultant agreed to do it without hesitation."

The parents have been told to say goodbye to their daughter three different times already. Currently, with her brain tumor embedded in the brain stem, doctors are giving Katy only another six or nine months to live.

According to the report, Katy's health has deteriorated rapidly since the diagnosis, but Holmes says her newborn sister Scarlet brings her sister plenty of much needed joy.

"Katy loves Scarlet, and seems to have a special way with her," Holmes told the Sun. "All we have to do is put Scarlet in her arms and she starts smiling."

According to the Lancashire Evening Post, the family still has not told Katy that her condition is terminal, and they have contacted a doctor who "dares to operate where nobody else will," as a last hope.

Meeting her new baby sister isn't the only wish friends and family want to grant Katy.

The Globe and Mail reports friends, family, and fellow students have been raising money to fulfill her other dreams, including owning a husky dog and seeing "The Lion King" in London.