Amber Carpenter, 20, West Plains

Monday, July 2, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

WEST PLAINS, March 3 — A baby wasn't part of the plan for 20-year-old Amber Carpenter. But then neither was the cancer which was going to kill her father. While trying to accept the devastating news about her father, Amber and her boyfriend Steven decided on a last big gift for her father: his first grandchild.