She continued: “People like Nathan are in the minority and that makes them special. Our son has small hands, but, as he says about himself, he has a big heart. Such children also have the right to live.”
The campaign’s organizers say that “Every Life Is a Miracle” also touches on the most difficult cases, including those of children who died shortly after birth.
“Testimonies of parents who experienced this dramatic situation, and decided to share very personal experiences with us, leave no doubt that for both the child and the parents it is best when they are given a chance to live at least a short time together,” the organizers said.
The website also features the story of a boy called Franek, told by his father Paweł, who lived in the U.K. with his wife, Olga. After Olga became pregnant, prenatal tests showed that the child had a clubfoot, one very small kidney, and abnormalities in brain structure. Doctors repeatedly recommended an abortion.
“We were devastated and terrified. It was hard for us to think what our lives would be like with a sick, disabled child, but it was equally hard for us to imagine how someone could kill our son by injecting poison into his heart,” wrote Paweł.
The couple decided to return to their homeland.
“We flew to Poland for a miracle (...) In Wąwolnica, where there is a Marian shrine where many miracles have occurred. There, we offered our son to Mary so that she would take care of him,” the father wrote.
“We firmly believe that she continues to do so and that it was she who brought us to God at that time. Since then, there has been peace in our hearts instead of fear. We said ‘yes’ to God’s will, whatever it would be.”
Their son was born on August 16, 2019, by cesarean section.
Paweł said: “While we can’t say he is a 100% healthy baby, he is our miracle.”
“Most of the predictions from genetic testing did not come true. There are no abnormalities in his brain. He also has two kidneys of appropriate structure and size. He had neither a cleft lip nor a cleft palate.”
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“He does, however, have one clubfoot (not two), or rather, he had one, as it is now straightened out and he now only wears special orthopedic shoes.”
Summing up the campaign, its creators said: “We want to transform the hearts and consciences of Polish women and men, by showing that every human being deserves life.”
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