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‘I told her, ‘Your mom is here.’ I admit, her appearance is shocking to most people.’: Mom gives birth to daughter with severe birth defects

“The nurses started whispering I didn’t want to see my own daughter, that I was rejecting her. After hearing those comments, I got up. I touched her face. Sometimes it’s impossible to not be uncomfortable when people stare at us in the street, and see her as an alien. I dream they can see her like I do, as a beautiful little girl.”

‘My husband entered the kitchen and announced he canceled the vasectomy. ‘I’m willing to try for one more.’ Two identical, squirmy bodies appeared on screen.’: Mom celebrates the birth of Down syndrome twins

“‘Look at our sweet girls,’ we cooed. Had the last ultrasound been this quiet? Two identical, squirmy bodies appeared on screen. Six specialists took turns presenting the same results. ‘Both your daughters will require open heart surgery.’ Information on testing and abortion: excessive. I would again be facing those heavy double doors.”

‘My son died of the flu in only 48 hours. On Christmas Day. He hadn’t yet received his vaccine.’: Mom loses son to influenza, claims ‘good health’ does not protect against the flu

“I delayed my child’s flu shot for a wellness visit after the holidays. Leon never made it to that appointment. I let his flu shot slip through the cracks because we spent our time and energy on the holidays. I continue to feel the weight of his absence every day, in every corner of our home.”

‘We got the horrifying call in the middle of the night: ‘She’s bleeding from her mouth and we don’t know where it’s coming from and can’t stop it.’: Mom shares grief journey after losing twin to rare heart defect, DiGeorge Syndrome

“She’d been taken in for emergency surgery. The bleeding seemed to have slowed, but they still hadn’t found the source. ‘She’s losing too much blood and I don’t think she’s going to make it.’ But she wasn’t gone…there was still hope. The next time the doctor came in, all hope was lost.”

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