Spina Bifida

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Krystal and Dusty: Spina Bifida and a Heart Defect

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Early on in Krystal’s pregnancy, she was told that their baby, Amnesty, had Spina Bifida. Dr.’s said Amnesty would have little leg function, and there may be issues with her brain being squeezed by excess fluid, causing brain damage and bladder issues. They were also told her had a congenital heart defect (CHD). Krystal and Dusty saw many different doctors throughout the pregnancy, many said they should terminate the pregnancy.

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Cindy, Mike and Evan: Spina Bifida

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Cindy and Mike are the parents of Evan who is now 29 years old and has Spina Bifida. During an ultrasound, Evan was diagnosed with Spina Bifida and Cindy and Mike were encouraged many times to abort him. When Evan was born, he stayed 17 days in the hospital and was also diagnosed with a rare kidney disease that was life-threatening. Cindy and Mike were lucky enough to find a great doctor who applauded them for not terminating their pregnancy, and was able to help them through their new journey. Evan is now a young man that is full of life; he is involved in many different activities, including a soccer team and a singing group.

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