Our Sanctuaries for Life program helps low-income mothers through the pregnancy and birth of their baby by providing medical referrals, baby supplies, and emotional support. Lillian, an immigrant from Nigeria, was facing a high risk pregnancy and the compounding hospital bills left her and her baby in a life-threatening situation. Our Sanctuaries for Life program connected her with a hospital and doctors who were able to help her deliver a healthy baby boy. Mom and baby, David, are doing great and Lillian was so thankful for Sanctuaries for Life she wrote this moving letter:
I am 32 years of age and was born with Sickle Cell disease.
|Baby David is healthy and happy!|
At 37 weeks of my pregnancy I took ill and a lot of complications arose but I thank God that the Sanctuaries for Life team sent me to the best hospital that was able to handle my case. Different doctors from different departments worked collectively to ensure my safe delivery. The height of the challenges came to the point of delivering. My baby made several attempts but his heartbeat was drastically dropping so the doctors quickly decided to carry out a C-Section and in less than 20 minutes I had my baby, David.
The program Sanctuaries for Life did not only save my life but also saved my baby and I know a lot of other lives must have been saved also. I pray that God blesses me so that I can have an extension of Sanctuaries of Life back home in my country Nigeria to assist high risk pregnancy women too.
May God bless the Sanctuaries for Life team and all that is contributing to this program in one way or another.
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