~Hope for Expectant Parents~
If I could tell expectant parents one thing I would say, "No matter how grim the odds get, no matter what doctors tell you, there is still Hope that your baby CAN survive. We were given 20-30% chance of Ava surviving. Please have Faith in God, even when it looks and feels hopeless. I am here to remind you that Miracles do Happen. Ava is living, breathing proof that life is precious and we must strive to help these tiny babies!"
YES the road is hard and sometimes very long. I encourage you to stay strong and have Faith. On the days that you feel beat down remember that God is with you.
If God brings you to it, He can bring you through it!
I've started a page on facebook called "Raising Healthy Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Children". We'd love to have you join the conversation. You will find SO much Hope there. See you soon!
~Terri Helmick (Ava's Mommy)