When Lightning Hits Twice: Whitney’s Story

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They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but sometimes, it feels like it…

Whitney had just graduated from college and relocated across states for a new job.

The transition would have been challenging in and of itself, but Whitney was also a single mom with one-year-old twin boys – making it even more of a feat! Just when she felt she was finally able to manage the chaos, Whitney found out she was pregnant.

Panic gripped her. “There is no way I can do this!

Googling for abortion information, Whitney was instantly connected to Heroic Media’s Pregnancy Help Center partner in Oklahoma City.

The center’s hotline staff communicated empathy and adroitly educated Whitney on why it was critical for her to first find out whether her pregnancy was viable before she would get an abortion.

Persuaded, Whitney made an appointment for herself and her fiancé, who’d said he would stand by whatever she decided.

An ultrasound was performed and revealed stunning news: there were not one, but TWO babies.

You have got to be kidding me.”

If Whitney was panicked before, this news tipped her over the edge.

In her panic, she felt more than ever that abortion was her only option.

However, because she was still very early in her pregnancy, the center staff strongly encouraged her to come back for a re-scan in two weeks, to which she agreed.

At the second ultrasound, God intervened in the way only He can. He showed Whitney her two preborn babies engaging actively in her womb – rolling, kicking and even bumping each other!

Then, they both stopped at the same time and settled down next to each other, in the same position.

The scene reminded her of her older twins: “They are just like their older brothers… they are best buddies with each other!

It drove home for her the fact that these little ones deserved to live just as much as her other children.

In that moment, abortion became unthinkable to her!

When Whitney shared the news of her change of heart and mind with her fiancé, he broke down in tears as he had wanted these babies all along!

Your support of Heroic Media enabled this empowering intervention in the life of this family.

You make the difference that yields eternal significance – THANK YOU!

Psalm 31:24: “Be strong in heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

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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