Faith Comes by Hearing: Jamie’s Story

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“If I hear the heartbeat, then I’ll believe it’s a person.”

It was a simple, yet stark proclamation made by Jamie’s boyfriend.

The young man had been in turmoil since Jamie had shared the news that she was pregnant.

Both only 18 years old, they’d started dating recently, and he was even wondering if this was just going to be a short-term fling…

How could they handle having a child together?

For Jamie, finding out that she was pregnant was one of the worst moments of her life.

Her mother didn’t even know she was dating, and likely would not have approved of her boyfriend if she did – and now Jamie was going to have to tell her she was pregnant?

It was clear in Jamie’s mind: abortion would be her only option.

Right away, Jamie turned to Google to search for abortion providers in Phoenix, where she lived.

And right away, she was connected with Heroic Media’s Pregnancy Help Center partner through one of our Emergency Response OAASYS ads.

Within 24 hours, Jamie was at the center with her boyfriend, where each received separate, one-on-one counseling.

At the end of Jamie’s counseling session, she said, through tears, “I want to hold my baby… But how can I do this?”

The ultrasound proved to be the complete game-changer.

Jamie’s boyfriend clearly heard the heartbeat of his baby.

Jamie saw the developing body of her tiny baby, rendering the life of her child so much more real to her.

Both Jamie and her boyfriend cried.

The compassionate counseling coupled with the ultrasound they’d received from our pregnancy center partner made a life-changing difference.

After much soul-searching, the young parents decided against abortion, and instead, made a life-giving choice for their precious baby!

Your support of Heroic Media connected this young couple to the counseling and ultrasound which showed them the truth of LIFE!

A few months from now, a little baby will be born because of you. THANK YOU!

Nehemiah 8:10: “Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

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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