Thursday 17 August 2017

Mum who carried terminally ill baby to term in order to donate organs has given birth

Royce, Keri and Harrison with baby Eva Grace. PIC: Keri Young Instagram
Royce, Keri and Harrison with baby Eva Grace. PIC: Keri Young Instagram

A mother who went viral after she said she would carry her terminally ill baby to term in order to donate her organs has given birth.

Keri Young, from Oklahoma, gave birth to her daughter Eva Grace on Monday April 17.

Keri and her husband Royce Young shared a photo of the couple with their baby girl and son Harrison to Instagram the following day.

They captioned the image, "We said hello and goodbye to our sweet Eva Grace yesterday.  Eva Grace Young -- 4-17-17."

Keri and Royce, who are Christian and pro-life, were told, following their 19 week scan, that their baby had anencephaly, which results in an underdeveloped brain and incomplete skull. 

They went viral in December when they announced that they wanted carry Eva, who would not survive, to term to donate her organs.

At the time Keri said, "Eva will have life even though it will be short. She'll donate anything she can and do more in her time on earth than I ever will..."

She said they were not hoping for a miracle as they knew she would not survive.

However, she added, "Someone else is desperately hoping for a miracle.  Their kidneys are failing them.  Their liver has betrayed them.  They deserve life, and they're probably praying for it. Eva can be their answer to it."

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