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When Elizabeth Joice found out she was pregnant, she was overcome with joy because doctors told her she would never be able to have children. But doctors then told her that she would be forced to make a decision to take the live of her unborn baby to begin cancer treatment or put her own life in danger by forgoing it.

http://www.lifenews.com/2014/03/31/mom-with-cancer-sacrifices-her-life-for-her-baby-refuses-abortion/

May Elizabeth's memory be eternal.

Through the intercession of our saints, O Christ our God, may Lily, her newborn daughter, be granted health and salvation.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Re: Mom With Cancer Sacrifices Her Life for Her Baby - Memory eternal!
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 09:59:49 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Mom With Cancer Sacrifices Her Life for Her Baby - Memory eternal!
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 10:18:15 PM »
I once met the husband of a woman who did the same, except she only lived to something like 25 weeks gestation before going into a coma.

The child is now about 2.

I still occasionally pray for the mother and for the child, who will surely bear a heavy legacy.

May the memory of that woman and the woman Maria mentions be eternal.

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Re: Mom With Cancer Sacrifices Her Life for Her Baby - Memory eternal!
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 10:19:27 PM »
Memory eternal! No greater sacrifice than to give your life for another!
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Re: Mom With Cancer Sacrifices Her Life for Her Baby - Memory eternal!
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 10:20:41 PM »
What a heartbreaking but amazing story. May her memory be everlasting!

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Re: Mom With Cancer Sacrifices Her Life for Her Baby - Memory eternal!
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2014, 10:43:22 PM »
Memory eternal!
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Re: Mom With Cancer Sacrifices Her Life for Her Baby - Memory eternal!
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 10:44:42 PM »
May Elizabeth's memory be eternal.

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Re: Mom With Cancer Sacrifices Her Life for Her Baby - Memory eternal!
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2014, 11:06:06 PM »
Thank you for your kind prayers.

We should keep her memory alive by asking all to pray for her and her newborn.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Mom With Cancer Sacrifices Her Life for Her Baby - Memory eternal!
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2014, 11:30:16 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: Mom With Cancer Sacrifices Her Life for Her Baby - Memory eternal!
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2014, 12:00:02 AM »
May her memory be eternal.
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