I want to thank my Mom and entire family for choosing life because I have been able to experience everything that life has to offer so far. When I was born, I was 1lbs (pound) 15oz (ounces). My entrance into this world was a rough one. I could have died. I was born three months premature. I am a Twin. While I was a baby, I was really sick. My Mom and Grandma brought me to the family doctor quite often who said that It was normal.
My mom and grandma had enough of what my family doctor was saying so they decided to get a second opinion. They brought me to the local hospital. The hospital decided that It was in my best interest to send me to another hospital an hour or so away which was more equipped to deal with the problem. The problem was very life threatening. While at this other hospital, I had an emergency surgery. If my mom and grandma didn't get that second opinion, I would have been dead. A lot of family and friends of the family spent many hours in prayer. Even to this very day, My mom, grandma, and others refer to me as a miracle baby. Same goes for my twin brother. My twin brother was born with mild cerebral palsy. We both had our fair share of surgeries especially in our younger years. However, We both live on to tell our story of Life and faith.
This story is a bit different than those stories about babies saved from abortion,etc... but still one thing that stands out in this story is that is life was chosen over death. Not only do I thank my Mom, grandma, and other family members for choosing life, I also thank them for raising me in a good Catholic family because to this very day, I live out my faith in word and action as best as I can. I am proud to profess that I am a Roman Catholic.