Saturday, December 3, 2011

Face of Pro-Life: Preemie Survivor April Burke Thriving Despite Weighing Less Than 2 Pounds At Her Birth

April Burke is a survivor of premature birth and discusses how she has survived and excelled even though being born at a stage of development when many are aborted under the excuse that she would be unviable. She was born 4-1/2 months early and weighed 1lb 13oz. and spent 3 months in the hospital. Of all the many problems the doctor said she would have, including severe mental retardation and not being able to walk, the only problem she actually had was that her retina where detached and is legally blind. She discusses with hostess Corinn Dahm: 
How she spends time learning computers and doing volunteer work. 
Her advocacy for blind people. 
How she was adopted and how adoption is a great option. 
How her birth mother could have aborted her but bravely resisted. 
All the things she likes to do like hiking, rolling coasters, she even drove a car and a snowmobile and even bunji jumped at Lake Compounce. 
Her education at a mainstream public school and at college. 

Face of Pro-Life #158: Pre-Mature and Excelling by AirMaria


Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Dropping in to wish you a blessed Advent!

Teresa said...

Thanks so much Elizabeth. Wishing you and your family a blessed Advent, too.