No Mistake: Sarah – A Save Story from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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God does not make any mistakes. 

With this fact comes the blessed assurance that He has a good and perfect plan for every life He co-creates – even when it does not “seem to be the case” when seen through the lens of our finite and limited human understanding.

Sarah was thrilled when she found out she was pregnant.

She had wanted another child, and the timing could not have been better.

Surely this was God’s blessing upon her life!

That is… until she went to her ultrasound appointment five months into her pregnancy.

It was there where her doctor discovered “abnormalities.”

Sarah’s baby had a confirmed diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Sitting Sarah down to share the news, her doctor pronounced the death sentence:

You should consider getting an abortion.”

Sarah’s world crumbled in that instant.

 Was her doctor right?

 How would she cope with trying to raise a child with special needs?

 Was her baby “better off” aborted now… rather than to face a “lower quality of life” with Down syndrome?

Sarah’s doctor’s office provided her with the referral to the abortion provider who executed second-trimester abortions.

While she contemplated the abortion decision, God prompted her to Google for “pregnancy options help” – and divinely intervened through Heroic Media’s OAASYS Emergency Response ad, connecting Sarah to our Pregnancy Help Center partner in Oklahoma City.

The appointment proved to be life-changing and life-saving for Sarah and her precious baby.

Sarah’s client advocate shared with her about a friend specially blessed with a child with Down syndrome – who has a “great quality of life.”

Hearing the positive outcomes for this child gave Sarah hope and a new perspective.

More significantly, her client advocate said the words Sarah so desperately needed to hear:

Your child deserves to live.”

 This “life sentence” reversed the curse of the death sentence so heartlessly uttered by Sarah’s doctor!

Sarah simply needed someone to believe in her and her baby, and to remind her that God’s plan is always good and that He does not make any mistakes!

Sarah closed the door on abortion and joyfully continued with her pregnancy!

She gave permission for us to share this picture of her beautiful baby son, born on October 19th, a few weeks early – just three months after her life-saving encounter with our PHC partner on July 19th!

THANK YOU for your heroic role in helping save Sarah and this priceless, innocent, and unrepeatable life from the tragedy of abortion through your support of OAASYS!

Jeremiah 29:11: “God has plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you a hope and a future.”

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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