Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Ella . . . Back with the Angels

This beautiful family has quite the story.  Their sweet angel baby Ella, who was only here for five and a half precious hours, has already been working miracles for her family.  I look forward to meeting them this year at the Running with Angels 5K on May 19th. Read their story below, in Nikki's words.

And thank you, Angel Watch, including Heather Walker and Jacque Burks, for taking such good care of these precious families!

"In December of 2015 while 18 weeks pregnant, we got devastating diagnosis of Trisomy 13. Our daughter Ella would be born with an extra 13th chromosome. Throughout the pregnancy, there were so many unknowns. There was a high possibility of still birth and if not, once she was born we didn't know how much time we would have with her once she was here.

On April 6th, 2016, we induced labor at 36 weeks. Ella was born and able to meet all the family. Grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles were there to greet her. She was a slice of heaven on earth. Her 2 older brothers (5 and 6 at the time) were able to hold and love her. They truly adore their little sister Ella.  

After 5 1/2 hours she went back to heaven. While we are heart broken, we feel blessed to have had the short time we did with our angel. We know she is still close, constantly sending us miracles. One of those came last October (2017) when we suddenly received a call that there was a baby being born that day and being placed for adoption and still needed a home. With a series of events we were able to adopt our 2nd daughter. We recognize the miracles we have experienced with each one of our kids. We have experienced the greatest joy and greatest heartbreak. We think of Ella daily and look forward to the day we reunite as a family."

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