Christie felt called to share her experience-and that of her son-in pro-life advocacy. She founded the nonprofit "Love Louder" to help other women facing similar circumstances, assisting those impacted by sexual violence.
"Our whole ministry has been about how life matters," Christie said. "And if life matters, then life matters, period. That's it. Regardless of how that life came to be, it matters."
Christie said she learned American Sign Language as a child because she realized family friends were unable to hire babysitters for their deaf son; none of them could communicate with him in sign language.
"I remember thinking, 'well I could do that,'" Christie said. "I thought it would be nice for them to be able to go out to dinner."
She also took an ASL class in high school and was encouraged by teachers to pursue interpreting professionally-even though she had her hopes set on a Broadway career.
"But God had other plans for me," she said with a laugh. "Looking back, it's kind of cool how God planned for everything to work together."
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By the time Christie's life "changed radically," she said, she was already comfortable being in front of crowds given her work as an ASL interpreter at large events.
"That's what God can do," she said. "He takes something broken and makes it beautiful, uses it for His glory."
Christie said she had waited for years to provide interpretation at the March for Life.