Hello, this is Hollie and Collin
Olson, we are from Bismark ND. God has blessed us with
an amazing son, Gabriel William, we would like to share
him with you. When Collin and I first got pregnant after
a heartbreaking miscarrige we were so excited. I had
my first ultrasound and won;t ever forget when my doctor
called me at home to tell us they found some abnormalities
On the ultrasound. When I got off the phone all I could
do was fall to my knees and just pray to God for strength,
knowing that whatever He had planned we would get through
and that God doesn't make mistakes. Collin and I went
in for another ultrasound, and then the ultrasound came
back with more abnormalities. We both just kept praying
that God would heal our little baby and just kept our
faith hoping for a miracle.
Then on Dec. 28th, 2005, we
went to Minneapolis and found out that we wesre having
a little boy. We just hoped that the doctors would tell
us there was nothing wrong and our baby would be OK.
But we found out that Gabriel had Trisomy 13. We will
never ever forget that day, hearing that our baby was
not compatible with life. The doctors of course give
you that choice of terminating the pregnancy but we
both prayed and I knew I was carrying this wonderful
baby for a reason. We prayed for a miracle. Every kick
and every time we could hear the heartbeat gave us that
peace of knowing that Gabriel was our little boy. We
were also feeling so lucky to being able to experience
the joy of having a baby...
Read the rest of the story
at Gabriel's web site, www.anangelnamedgabriel.com
to Trisomy 13 Stories
You can read more about Trisomy
13 and receive incredible on-line support through the
private message board on www.livingwithtrisomy13.org.
-The support, information and encouragement provided by the PPFL parents is not meant to take the place of medical advice by a medical professional. Any specific questions about care should be directed to a health care professional familiar with the situation.