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Parents Refuse To Abort ‘Deformed’ Baby. Look At Him 2 Years Later

There is probably nothing to a few that can compare to the excitement of expecting a child odd course knowing you’re pregnant can also bring nerves and anxiety all at once what if something is wrong with baby what if there are complications when it comes to birth these are just some of the concerns that almost expecting parents have

Sarah heller and her partner chris item were excitedly expecting a child together when their world was turned upside down during their 24 week ultrasound the omaha nebraska couple had the same concern that most expecting parents have what if something is wrong with a baby it’s a worry that many will experience when pregnant but sadly this wasn’t just nerves or anxiety the pair were about to face it was their reality there was something wrong with their

Baby and it would leave doctors asking if sarah and chris wanted to abort their son who they planned to name brody during the routine ultrasound doctors forewarned the expecting parents that a complication was identified during the scan brodie had a bilateral cleft lip and palate after explaining the condition to sarah and chris telling them that brody would be born with a deformity that could

Cause health issues the doctor then asked the parents if they wanted to abort the baby or consider other options luckily brody’s mom and dad weren’t about to give up on their son so easily for sarah and chris whether they would keep their son wasn’t a question at all they wanted their baby and they didn’t care if he looked different than other kids they were ready to face any obstacles that may come and provide brodie all the

Help and love he needed no matter what problems he may encounter due to his condition what’s more sarah heller and chris item decided to not only do whatever they could for their son but they also aim to spread awareness about deformities and defects that can affect newborns should other parents face the same challenges they did it is okay to be proud of your baby no matter the circumstances sarah said

We wanted to change what ultrasound newborn first year pictures on our facebook instagram accounts look like we wanted to spread awareness of cleft lips and palettes sarah added and that’s exactly what she’s done as she’s proudly posted photos of brody on social media throughout the first years of his life sarah heller has received plenty of messages asking what’s wrong with little brody’s face but rather than being upset

By them she uses the opportunity as the perfect way to educate others i decided to educate rather than create a confrontation because that is what i want brody to do in the future sarah explained i will want him to educate to be an advocate for younger cleft kids who don’t have their own voice yet but not every encounter has been negative instead sarah has witnessed many instances of kindness

In fact a stranger in a restaurant once handed her a folded piece of paper that turned out to be a check for one thousand dollars the memo line of it read for the beautiful baby according to today the gesture brought sarah to tears since brody’s condition does require extra care as cleft lips and a cleft palate can make it harder for a baby to eat drink smile talk and sometimes even breathe sarah and chris put the money

Towards brody’s medical expenses and the surgeries needed to correct his condition although he will likely have to undergo more surgeries later brody has recovered well from the ones he’s already had and is a happy and content little guy if his parents had made a different choice based on his appearance he wouldn’t be here to inspire others thankfully his parents knew that there’s more to a child than just the way they look and obstacles are meant to be overcome that’s it for today thanks for reading.