A Life Given, a Story Worth Telling

By: Life's Choices|April 26, 2021

A friend of Life’s Choices, Kristi, had received scary news during her pregnancy — the baby in her womb was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. She recently shared her story with us, and we wanted to share it with you, too.

If you’re facing an unplanned or complicated pregnancy, we hope this story of hope and love encourages you today.

EMMA’S STORY

This is a story worth telling.

This is a life that I could have thrown away.

This is the baby I could have aborted.

This is the baby who was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at 28 weeks gestation.

This is the baby who had known congenital birth defects, not suspected, but known.


This is my girl. This is my daughter.

This young lady excelled in school earning honors and scholarships.

This young lady has traveled internationally, played sports and the piano, has sung at Carnegie Hall, was in choirs and musicals and bands, and so much more.

This young lady graduated from college with two bachelors degrees; one in journalism and one in theatre arts, along with a minor in French.


This young lady interned at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and The Institute for Therapy in the Arts in Chicago, IL.

This beautiful young lady is choosing a career path of service, giving back using her education and drawing from her own personal experiences of living with hydrocephalus.

This gorgeous human being, my beautiful daughter, wouldn’t be here today if I had chosen to abort her 26 years ago when the diagnosis, that seemingly daunting life sentence, was cast upon her.

This life was saved. This life was given life.

Can you see what we could have missed if this life had been given up?

COME FOR HELP, LEAVE WITH HOPE

Whether you’ve just discovered you’re pregnant and aren’t sure what to do next, have received bad news about your pregnancy or simply are looking for support as you embark on this journey, Life’s Choices is here for you. You don’t have to walk alone.

Life’s Choices offers a variety of completely free services for both before and after pregnancy including pregnancy tests, confirmation ultrasounds, prenatal and parenting classes, baby items and much more. With clients in Berks County, Pennsylvania and beyond, we have offices in both Kutztown and Hamburg.

For more information about our free services or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.

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