As expecting parents, what we all have in mind is what will be the best for our bundle of joy. What if, the experts; your trusted obstetrician-gynecologist and other medical practitioners have deemed that the BEST for your baby (as per conditions) is to terminate the pregnancy- what would you do? The story of the wonders of unconditional love by Vanessa Mcleod and her family displayed a brave stance for keeping their new baby despite her unfortunate conditions.
After a series of checkups and testing, Vanessa’s doctor considered that the best option for them was to terminate the pregnancy. Their baby might have a difficult life if they decided to continue to have their little girl- ultrasound results showed a medical condition called Amelia (a birth defect characterized by the absence of limb or limbs) and a chance of having a cleft lip. Nonetheless, Vanessa and her husband decided and ‘promised’ to make their baby’s life complete by choosing her to live.
Despite against-all-odds circumstances, their decision to have their baby has been very fulfilling for them as a family. Their choice to have their baby girl to live has been a testimony that love can move even the biggest mountain. We live in a world of imperfection; a world where people judge based on what they see or what they proved to be beneficial.
Vanessa and her husband’s pro-life stance had made them more complete. They know that their demonstration of unconditional love will inspire many families having such ordeal. It is true that if we choose life; we are not alone- there are lots of individuals and groups that have the same intention, ready and willing to extend their help.
Who would even dare say she isn’t lovely!