On Demand: Felicia – A Save Story from Chicago, Illinois

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Just about everything these days seem to be “On Demand.”

Instantly available, as soon as one wills, it would seem.

Television shows, frivolous purchases, even abortion.

Have a headache? Pop Tylenol.

Unexpected pregnancy? Get an abortion.

At 19, Felicia had her whole life ahead of her.

Someday, she would like to start a family.

Just. Not. Right. Now.

Without a second thought, the moment Felicia saw the positive pregnancy test, she Googled for information on abortion services in her hometown, Chicago.

Heroic Media’s Emergency Response OAASYS ad immediately popped up at the top of her search results, and she was instantly connected with our Chicago Pregnancy Help Center partner.

The skillful way in which her hotline call was handled resulted in Felicia making an appointment to be seen.

When her client advocate gently probed Felicia about her reasons for wanting to have an abortion, it was, frankly, the first time Felicia realized that abortion was NOT her ONLY option.

She shared about the challenges within both her and her boyfriend’s families, which made her fearful that she might have less support for her pregnancy if she didn’t terminate.

Yet, when the client advocate told her about all the resources available for her, Felicia realized that she and her baby were not bereft of help!

Empowered to choose life, a floodgate of JOY burst within Felicia, vanquishing the despair she had felt!

Your support of Heroic Media provided another “On-demand” solution to a precious individual facing an unexpected pregnancy – ON-DEMAND HOPE, which comes from LIFE-GIVING HELP provided by our pregnancy center partners in place of abortion!


Isaiah 58:9: “Then you will call, and the Lord will answer.
       You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’”

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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