How you’re saving lives through ultrasounds!
When Rahima found out she was pregnant, her world came crashing down.
Since arriving in the U.S., she’d worked hard in school and was now pursuing her studies at college. Her future was looking bright. But as two blue lines emerged on the pregnancy testing kit, darkness closed in.
There was no way she could tell her parents. As practicing Muslims, Rahima knew her pregnancy would bring them shame, and she feared they’d throw her out of the house.
Rahima’s boyfriend, Talib, told her they had only one option: termination. Rahima felt trapped, hopeless, and frightened.
Desperately searching for help, Rahima found Prestonwood Pregnancy Center online, thanks to friends such as you, and she courageously made a call. Clinging to her last shred of hope, she walked through our doors a few days later.
“Rahima was very quiet and timid,” says Doris, the client advocate who sat with Rahima as she looked at the first ultrasound images of her baby that day. “She didn’t show much emotion.”
But over the next few weeks, the unconditional love Rahima received – thanks to your support – began to break down her barriers. Returning for more appointments and a second ultrasound, Rahima discovered she could trust the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center staff, and she began to open up about her feelings and fears.
“I was with Rahima when she came in for her third ultrasound,” says Doris. “It was truly a blessing to see her again. This time, Rahima was overwhelmed by the [image on the] 3D ultrasound. All she could do was cry and stare and say how beautiful her baby was.”
Like so many of our clients, this was a turning point for Rahima. Even though she still hadn’t told her parents about her pregnancy and remained very uncertain about the future, her heart and mind were changed.
“This was the moment Rahima made the decision to give life to the baby in her womb,” smiles Doris. “Praise the Lord for that special moment I got to share with her.”
Rahima’s story is not unusual. Time and again, the moment when our clients see their baby’s face on the ultrasound is the turning point – inspiring and empowering them to choose life!
It’s only through your support that Prestonwood Pregnancy Center can be equipped with lifesaving ultrasound machines. And it’s only through your generosity that more women facing a crisis pregnancy can access these vital services free of charge.
So thank you for caring for desperate women such as Rahima – giving them a way out and a positive path forward when they feel so trapped. You’re restoring hope and saving lives!
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