Jamie’s Story

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Jamie’s Story

When Jamie came into hope, she was in for a big surprise. Not only was she pregnant, but she was 20 weeks pregnant. On top of that, her ultrasound revealed that she was carrying TWINS! Jamie said, “no one ever is ready for the responsibility of rearing another life, let alone two! But, I was excited for the blessing. However, when I couldn’t comprehend the results from my ultrasound, the nurse, Jennifer, was so compassionate and kind. A year later, I still remember how that …

New Decision, New Life

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Fernande’s Story

Fernande had been in this predicament before.  She was already the mother of a seven-year-old girl. She found herself in another unplanned pregnancy a few years after her first pregnancy and her parents told her to abort or to move out. She was scared. Without the help of her parents, she would be homeless. Due to the pressure from her parents, she aborted. When Fernande came back for this pregnancy test, she was worried and scared because she was still living with her parents. But, …

“It’s Too Early”

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Michelle’s Story

“It’s too early.” Michelle told us. She already had a one-year old son at home, and the thought of another baby seemed too overwhelming. Michelle had no family support. During her time at Hope, Michelle’s Patient Advocate encouraged her by saying that having siblings often is easier than just having one child. Michelle said her Patient Advocate made a big impression on her which helped Michelle know things were going to be okay. Michelle came back for an ultrasound. In Michelle’s culture, they called a baby that …

Discover Mercy

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Discover Mercy

It was a cold February night in 2007, when family decided to go out for ice cream. At the same time, a seventeen-year-old boy, who’d been drinking, was driving to find his friends. In one violent, devastating instant, they both faced a radically different and uncertain future. Chris Williams sat in his demolished vehicle, staring at the car that had just caused the death of his wife, his unborn baby (which they waited for 6 years after multiple miscarriages), his nine-year-old daughter, and his eleven-year-old …

Double the Love

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Gwendolyn’s Story

When Gwendolyn first came into Hope she was scared and very nervous. What she didn’t realize was not only was she pregnant – She was pregnant with twins! It wasn’t the pressure that bothered Gwendolyn, she went on to explain, “I just felt like a failure. I knew my parents were going to be upset because they wanted more from me. They wanted me to have a degree first.”   While Gwendolyn was at Hope her Patient Advocate prayed for her. Gwendolyn said, “I love …