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“We had no hope”: the amazing story of a seriously ill baby who was going to be aborted

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 06/30/16

From The Washington Post:

Right on schedule, Sierra Yoder went into labor. It was Halloween night, and she was wearing an orange T-shirt with a pumpkin covering her belly. It was embellished with her new son’s name and his expected birth date: “Bentley. Due 10/31/15.” Yoder and her husband, Dustin Yoder, hopped into the car and headed for the hospital — but without any bottles, without any diapers, without a car seat in which to bring their newborn son home. They had packed only a onesie, with matching pants and fuzzy socks. They were prepared to bury him in it very soon. Dustin and Sierra Yoder, from Sugarcreek, a small town in Ohio, knew that Bentley had a rare condition in which his brain was growing outside his skull. Sierra Yoder said doctors told them that their son would not live long past his birth. If he didn’t die, she said doctors warned, he would live with no cognitive function. She said she and her husband were urged to consider abortion — and they did — but the night before the procedure, they chose to continue the pregnancy. Now, here they were, only hours from the delivery. They planned to meet their son. Then say goodbye. “We were excited to meet him, even if it was only for an hour,” Sierra Yoder told The Washington Post. “We were just relieved he made it that far and we would get to meet him, living and breathing.” But Bentley, his parents said, had other plans.

Continue reading. What happened is nothing short of miraculous.

Photo: Screenshot from Boston Children’s Hospital video

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