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Cast your vote 4 @healthy_child's 2012 Mom on a Mission!: #MomMission

To support families affected by pediatric cancer by Heather Donatini My journey to motherhood was not at all what I had envisioned. After five years of marriage and two years of infertility my husband and I finally got pregnant with our first child. We were ecstatic. However, our elation was short lived as complications arose and in a whirlwind of events I went into premature labor at just 24 weeks gestation. Corinne Faith was born weighing only 1 lb, 6 oz. and clinging to life in the NICU. After three days it was painstakingly obvious that we needed to make the decision to remove life support. It was the first and only time I got to hold my daughter. Our hopes and dreams for her were dashed in an instant. As we picked up the pieces of our broken hearts, we got pregnant with our second child. Jarren Mitchell was born four weeks early but healthy. I traded a much-loved job ...

Full article: http://www.healthychild.org/mom-on-a-mission/entry/index....

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