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  1. Joanne Burke
    September 24, 2009 @ 9:32 am

    Hi Melissa,
    You are an inspiration to so many people. Thank you very much for showing the courage to stand up and tell your story. I can’t even imagine what it must be like for you, but you must know that God has a special plan for you and He is always with you. When I was 20 weeks pregnant, my ultrasound revealed that my daughter had Spina Bifida and the doctor told me (legally) she had to let me know there was still time to terminate if we so chose. I immediately said No, we don’t believe in that and we’ll deal with whatever this means. I didn’t know that much about Spina Bifida at the time but I went straight home to start researching and I haven’t stopped yet! My daughter turned 3 years old in August and she has brought immeasurable joy to our lives. She challenges me with normal 3-year old “independence” and emotional outbursts. But I wouldn’t trade one second of her precious life for the alternative “choice”. It makes me profoundly sad to know that a great percentage of kids just like her are never given the chance. You and she are a living testament and I thank you for the work you do. I just learned about you from visiting Dr. Monica’s website and I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless You and Continue to give you Courage!!


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