‘You Can Be the Most Pro-Life Person In the World’—Until It’s Your Terminally Ill Unborn Baby

But of course, not even a mama’s willpower can make time stand still. Eva Grace Young was born on April 17, 2017, and lived less than 24 hours.

They fulfilled their promise to care for their baby girl, and cuddled her close as long as they could. I’ll be honest here, Royce’s Instagram post holding his daughter just about broke me. These parents are SO strong.

We said hello and goodbye to our sweet Eva Grace yesterday. Eva Grace Young — 4-17-17

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Despite their grief over their lost little girl, the Youngs know her life held incredible value and it comforts them to know that her donated organs saved other lives.

“She’s going to do more in her 24 hours or whatever than maybe we’ll ever do in our lives,” her dad said. “And to be able to remember our daughter in that way is pretty powerful.”

Please join me in praying for the Youngs in their grief, and for the people who received Eva’s organs. And let’s also pray that this message of the value of LIFE continues to spread far and wide.

***UPDATE: a statement released by the Young family confirms that Eva was NOT in fact, born alive. However, they were still able to donate her eyes. Please read the full statement here.

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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