A New Way of Seeing: Amy– A Save Story from Chicago, Illinois

Elaine Russo Save Stories Leave a Comment

God asks us to trust Him, even when we cannot see what He is doing in and through our circumstances.

Yet, He is not the God who hides from us.

In His mercy, He opens our eyes to see His signs and wonders so we can find the courage we need to choose His will over our own.

At just 20 years old, Amy already had two children from a previous relationship, raising them on her own.

When she found out she was pregnant again, this time with a man she had known for scarcely a month, she felt the walls closing in on her.

She had already decided she wanted nothing more to do with him, and was about to end the relationship.

Her circumstances were exacerbated by the fact that she had lost her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feeling overwhelmed in every way, and seeing only her extenuating circumstances, Amy could not fathom having a third child.

Abortion seemed, to her, to be the only way out of her crisis.

Like so many women in her situation, Amy turned to the internet to find out how she could obtain an abortion.

Her search triggered Heroic Media’s OAASYS Emergency Response ad, which connected her to our Pregnancy Help Center partner in Chicago, Illinois.

The hotline staff explained to Amy the importance of verifying the viability of her pregnancy with an ultrasound before she proceeded further with her abortion decision.

Persuaded, Amy made an appointment to be seen.

The compassion Amy received during her intake meeting with her client advocate prior to the ultrasound began to chip away at her resistance toward her pregnancy.

She had not anticipated how seeing the ultrasound of her baby would rock her to her core. 

God was about to reveal to her His sign and wonder through the ultrasound!

The sight of her baby’s beating heart left Amy awestruck.

When the sonographer explained her child’s fetal development to her, Amy came to abetter understanding of the miracle of the life that was growing within her, causing her emotions to well up inside.

Through the ultrasound, God opened Amy’s eyes to see the truth of her baby’s life!

Seeing her baby turned her eyes off of her circumstances and allowed her to bond with her very own flesh and blood.

Amy made the choice for life!

THANK YOU for helping so many like Amy find a new way of seeing – taking their eyes off of abortion and focusing instead on the sanctity of their babies’ lives!

John 4:48: “So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”

Elaine Russo

Elaine Russo

Elaine Russo is Heroic Media's Director of Pregnancy Center Training. A graduate of Brown University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Counseling, Elaine has been actively involved in pregnancy center ministry for the past 15 years, during which she served as the Executive Director of pregnancy medical centers in Boston and Philadelphia. Elaine joined the Heroic Media team in July 2014. One of her main passions is to help equip Pregnancy Help Centers to increase their outreach to individuals at risk for abortion and to be the first responders in an unexpected pregnancy. Elaine and her husband, Chris, reside in Virginia with their three young children.

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