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AMAZING: 11-year-old chose life after rape, and now her son is a WWE superstar

Wrestling fans are undoubtedly familiar with Titus O’Neil. The former football player and WWE superstar has been a fixture on the wrestling circuit for 10 years, and has won several championships. Less familiar for many, though, is the story of his upbringing. O’Neil, whose real name is Thaddeus Bullard, was born to Daria Bullard when she was just 11 years old. Citește mai mult

Heartbreak: Pregnant mother dies of COVID-19, but doctors save her baby

A pregnant woman in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, died from COVID-19 on Thursday, but doctors were able to safely deliver her baby.

Allie Guidry, 29, was hospitalized in May and placed on a ventilator. She was diagnosed with COVID-19 and was not due to give birth until October, according to Fox5DC. However, after her condition did not improve, doctors delivered her baby girl by emergency C-section at just 25 weeks gestation. Baby Madeline weighed only two pounds and is in the neonatal intensive care unit at Woman’s Hospital in stable condition but with a long road ahead of her. Citește mai mult

Save the Stork – My dear daughter, that God so graciously blessed me with

“It most likely has Down syndrome. I’m sorry. You have two options from here: to continue with the pregnancy, or terminate.”

For about 17 weeks, Winnie and I had been doing everything together. Errands, work, visiting family and friends, going to church, and praying. I sang to her every day. She danced around in my warm belly, we were so happy.

I had prayed and waited for her for so long, and she was finally here. And now, as I lay in the dark ultrasound room, my husband and I joyfully watching her twist and turn on the monitor, I was asked if I still wanted her.

“She may have a learning disability. She may be sick. She may need surgery.”

I shook my head and muttered no, utterly confused as to why this was an appropriate question to ask.

Three separate times we were asked the same thing. I didn’t understand. Didn’t she deserve a chance at a long and beautiful life just like any other baby?

My dear daughter, that God so graciously blessed me with.

If only the other parents knew. If only the doctors knew. If only the ultrasound technician knew.

*Courtesy of Winnie’s mother, Laura, from their family video, celebrating her life