Mom Refuses To Abort Baby. 3 Months Later, Gets A Note About Baby’s Looks That Makes Her Sob

February 14, 2018 lil teryan 0 Comments



Sarah Heller and her partner Chris Eidam were looking forward to the birth of their first child with the usual mix of delight and slight tinge of fear which parents experience. They were all set and happy and already knew they are going to have a baby boy and the couple even decided the name Brody.


However, 24 weeks down the pregnancy they met the unfortunate news of one of the ultrasound findings. Their baby boy had a cleft lip and palate and the doctors even offered the mother the option to abort pregnancy. This news was but a minor hiccup in the face of Sarah’s determination and her soon to be status of motherhood.



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When Sarah received the news she was naturally distressed but she refused the suggestions of doctors for abortion. She had made her mind to raise the baby with cleft lip and palate. On Today Show she was asked what motivated her the most to enable her the courage for raising Brody? Sarah replied “We wanted to spread awareness”. She wanted to show the world that babies with cleft lips and palate are also beautiful and those parents who are raising kids with these natural anomalies deserve respect and motivation.

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After the birth of the baby boy, Sarah eagerly wanted to share with the world that despite his cleft lip and palate Brody was healthy and adorable. She knew in her hearts of heart that she might be facing some ignorant comments and prepared herself for that.


When she posted a picture on Instagram there was one heartless comment which really plucked at her emotions “What’s wrong with his face?” Although Sarah did prepare herself for such untoward comments but this still hurt. No matter how much worst as a parent you gear up to expect these comments really pushed Sarah into action. She explained that instead of confrontation she went with the approach of educating people about this natural phenomenon because she wanted to set an example to their child of how to deal with his natural defect.


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Sarah responded to the hurtful comment explaining how Brody has a cleft lip and palate and how it is a natural occurrence in babies. The emotional hurt does make a person enraged but she still took the higher road and strengthened her resolve to always make others understand and be aware of their circumstances. Sarah had already shown her determination and courage when she opted to raise the boy, so this was not something too difficult for her to handle.



Later that very same day Sarah and Chris went to a restaurant with Brody for a family dinner. While at the restaurant the server approached them and explained this was from another customer, while handing them the folded napkin. The person remained anonymous and the server returned.




Inside the folded napkin there was a cheque for 1000$ and on the cheque’s memo line was written “For the beautiful baby”. This act of kindness really moved Sarah and the elation she felt at this compassionate gesture was great.

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As Sarah told in her interview “Tears fell from my eyes immediately and the happiness my heart felt was indescribable”. This experience made her realize that there are people in this world who do know the plight of parents raising a child with natural deficiencies.



The cheque has obviously gone towards the extensive surgeries which Brody has to undergo for his cleft lip and palate. That kind act of compassion really restored Sarah’s faith in humanity. They have been contacted by parents who are in the same boat as them and have offered them help in anyway. They have encouraged Sarah to reach out to other parents as her resolve is inspiring for others and that she is not alone in this difficult journey.


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