Told Their Unborn Daughter Was ‘Incompatible With Life,’ These Parents Chose Hope

Given an ‘incompatible with life’ diagnosis for their unborn daughter, Tracy and Jason Ramos chose life anyway.

Texas parents Tracy and Jason Ramos were surprised yet overjoyed when they found out they were expecting their 9th child. “We didn’t have any little boy names, but we knew if it was a girl, it would be Darcy Anne,” Tracy said. The Ramos’ began joyfully preparing for their next bundle of joy and soon found out that the baby would indeed be a girl—but a call from the doctor turned their joy into grief.

“He told me she was ‘incompatible with life,’ Tracy says. She also added that her doctor had not known any babies with Darcy’s condition, Trisomy 18, to survive more than 24 hours after birth, and the chance of her even surviving to be born alive was slim.

In the aftermath of baby Darcy’s diagnosis, the Ramos’ sought information and help from other doctors.”We visited many specialists,” Tracy continues. “Most of them, their initial response is abortion.”

“When it’s 50/50 whether you’re born [alive] or not,” Jason explains, “by the world’s standards, it’s ‘the child is not worth it.'”

Rejecting abortion, the Ramos’ began to pray, and enlist their loved ones to pray as well, that Darcy would be healed, and that she would be born alive so they could meet and love her outside of the womb. Soon, communities around the world began to pray for them. The Ramos’ were overwhelmed by the love and support from total strangers.

Little by little, miracles began happening. Cysts that were on Darcy’s brain and other internal organs disappeared, the Ramoses began to have hope that they WOULD meet their daughter in this world.

Watch the video above to see the Ramos’ heart-rending journey of faith and love, in which they say, they experienced God’s love and presence like NEVER before. Their story is a beautiful example of how choosing LIFE isn’t always easy, but it IS always beautiful.

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and the editor of For Every Mom. You can email her at jrapson@outreach.com, or follow her on Twitter.

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