A pregnancy is one of the most beautiful experiences in life.
However, parents can often become stressed about the health of the unborn baby.
Take this young couple for example, they were expecting their first baby and already knew it was a boy so they decided to name him Brody.
Following an ultrasound they were informed about complications and advised they should consider an abortion.
His parents Sara and Chris, discovered that their son would be born with bilateral cleft lip and palate, which could cause him health problems.
The option of abortion was not something they were prepared to do.
They decided to proceed with the pregnancy and help their son overcome any health problems once he was born.
Every child is a blessing and parents should be proud of their child regardless of the situation and this is something they wanted others to realise this. Thankfully Brody’s condition didn’t need extra care.
Cleft lips and palates can often make everyday life difficult to do simple things like eat, drink or even breathe.
Doctors have no explanation for the exact cause of cleft lips and palates. In the United States about 2600-2700 children are born annually with a cleft lip and 4450 children are born with cleft lip with or without the cleft palate, according to Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
Many people sent Sarah letters mocking her baby, however she is emotionally strong and used these messages for other parents to see who are dealing with similar situations. These negative remarks should be ignored.
Sara isn’t affected by the malicious messages, she just wants her son to help the children who are facing the same problem as him.
Sara has also received a lot of encouragement and kindness from people, one day while she was in a restaurant a man offered her $ 1,000 to help Brody. This is a wonderful example of kindness from a stranger.
Brody’s parents have saved money to help their son get the surgery he needed.
Brody has had surgery and fully recovered, there’s a possibility he may require additional surgeries, but so far they are happy with the results.