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    Choosing Thomas < Very Sad

    Before you watch this video, I want to warn you it is very sad. If your expecting a baby, you might not want to watch this.

    A family's decision to let their son live if only for a brief time.....
    http://www.dallasnews.com/s/dws/phot.../2009/thomas2/

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    Oh what strength! Blessings to them...
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    I am bawling my eyes out right now. How unfair that parents like these who would treasure and love their child has theirs taken away and monsters like the many we read about everyday get healthy children to abuse!
    Happy New Years

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    I hope and pray for these dear parents, that their daughter was born healthy! What a wonderful example this family is of unconditional love!

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    I watched this video a few weeks ago, and it made me cry so hard. I can't even imagine what those parents went through, and my thoughts and prayers are with them quite frequently. They are incredibly strong.

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    Okay... I really want to watch the video, but I am 24 weeks pregnant and I think it will make me freak out as I am already a paranoid mess...

    If it is what I think it is, then I know I don't have what it takes to watch it right now, but my thoughts & prayers do go out to his loving family... I cannot imagine what I would do if something were to happen to our little one.

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    But I just want to say.... keep in mind: for a couple that choses to terminate because of a fatal genetic birth defect, it is no less devastating & heartbreaking... they mourn also, and they should not be considered any less good or brave than a couple that decides to go through with the birth. But why is is better for the child to go through all that pain and suffering? I wonder, is it really more for the child, or the parents? As for which is more cruel to the child..... that's a hard one, I'd have to say I'm on the fence....

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    Wow, heartbreaking and yet what love and devotion. I hope this couple is blessed with more children, what wonderful parents they are.

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    This was the most powerful, touching, and loving video I have ever seen. Godspeed, Thomas. You were loved beyond measure....

    There is absolutely no judgment towards any family who must go through this. Nor, should there ever be. Choices are personal and beyond any persons opinion. This family did not choose for this child to suffer on *ANY* level, but to give as much care and love that their son deserved. Any parent(s) that can do this are the first Angels a child as this has met.

    That is a gift beyond compare. For all.
    "I went to the bank and asked to borrow a cup of money. They said, "What for?". I said, "I'm going to buy some sugar".

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    Incredible grace and strength, what a shame it's overshadowed by overwhelming sadness.
    "The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from
    over-sensibility for ourselves and an over-indulgence to our own desires."
    ~~ Edmund Burke



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    A short but powerful video. Thank you for sharing.

    God love these parents and RIP Thomas.

    I pray this loving couple was blessed with a beautifully happy and healthy baby.

    It's stories like this that make one realize how blessed they were when their babies were brought into this world, free of complications. I don't know what I would have done in their place,.......... there for the grace of God......

    Compelling story and couple,


    fran

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    Quote Originally Posted by fran View Post
    A short but powerful video. Thank you for sharing.

    God love these parents and RIP Thomas.

    I pray this loving couple was blessed with a beautifully happy and healthy baby.

    It's stories like this that make one realize how blessed they were when their babies were brought into this world, free of complications. I don't know what I would have done in their place,.......... there for the grace of God......

    Compelling story and couple,


    fran
    They did have a healthy baby girl, Isabella, last January. God bless them.

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    WOW! heartbreaking.

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    Sooo sad. I hate that there's so much suffering in this world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reb View Post
    But I just want to say.... keep in mind: for a couple that choses to terminate because of a fatal genetic birth defect, it is no less devastating & heartbreaking... they mourn also, and they should not be considered any less good or brave than a couple that decides to go through with the birth. But why is is better for the child to go through all that pain and suffering? I wonder, is it really more for the child, or the parents? As for which is more cruel to the child..... that's a hard one, I'd have to say I'm on the fence....
    Terminating the pregnancy does not relieve the child from pain and suffering. In the video it said Thomas was taken home by his parents with pain medication to relieve his pain.

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