Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mother of two Jessica Council gives up her life to save her unborn child

What began as a sore throat quickly developed into throat cancer. Doctors suggested that Jessica could undergo cancer treatment but this would either harm or kill the unborn child that she carried.

On February 5, Jessica went to sleep with a headache and nausea but never woke up. The following day the hospital declared Jessica “brain dead”, and her husband Clint gave the doctors the go-ahead to deliver by C-section. After the delivery, doctors realised the baby was only about 23 and a half weeks along – the absolute threshold of viability.

“I can only testify to God’s grace on that, because Jessica died right when the baby was viable for life outside the womb,” says Clint. Doctors say baby Jessi is doing well.

Clint went on to say, “I am privileged to have had a Wife who was so full of the love of the Father. Rejoice with me, Brothers and Sisters. God has blessed Jessica in taking her to place of perfect peace and no pain. I must be thankful for the time that I had with her rather than ungrateful for all the things we never got to do together. We must give thanks in all things for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ.

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