After meeting a young boy named Jarrius who needed a liver transplant, Royce decided to write a short passage about how inspiring Keri is to him.
Sometimes you have good days, other times you have bad days. That’s just the way life is.
It was a bad day when Royce Young and his Wife Keri found out that their unborn daughter, Eva, was not developing properly in the womb and did not have a brain. Keri is seven months pregnant and they discovered this tragic bit of information after attending their 19-week ultrasound, reported HuffPost.Knowing that their daughter would not survive for long, Royce was overcome with sadness. But, at the same time, he was also overcome with pride for how strong his wife is.
After meeting a young boy named Jarrius who needed a liver transplant, Royce decided to write a short passage about how inspiring Keri is to him because of all she has gone through and will have to go through.
“Keri has been in the trenches the entire time, feeling every little kick, every hiccup, and every roll. She’s reminded every moment of every day that she’s carrying a baby that will die. Her back hurts. Her feet are sore. She’s got all the super fun pregnant stuff going on.”
“But the light at the end of her nine-month tunnel will turn into a darkness she’s never felt before a couple hours or days after Eva is born. She’s the one that is going to deal with all that comes with having a baby ― her milk coming in, the recovery process, etc, but with no snuggly, soft, beautiful newborn to look at to remind you that it was all worth it,” explains Royce.
Unexpectedly, Royce describes how his wife, just moments after learning the fate of their daughter, asked him if they could do something with her body that would help someone else in need; maybe they could help create a miracle in someone else’s life.
“Somehow through full body ugly crying, Keri looked up and asked, ‘If I carry her full term, can we donate her organs?’ ...There I was, crestfallen and heartbroken, but I momentarily got lifted out of the moment and just stood in awe of her. I was a spectator to my own life, watching a superhero find her superpowers. In literally the worst moment of her life, finding out her baby was going to die, it took her less than a minute to think of someone else and how her selflessness could help. It’s one of the most powerful things I’ve ever experienced.”
Royce’s social media post to his wife has since gone viral as thousands of people from around the world reach out to support Royce and his wife.
“Keri, like me, is pretty private, and it’s hard to be vulnerable and expose your emotions,” he added. “But this is a unique situation, and throughout everything we’ve talked about trying to minimize regret. And I don’t want to look back years from now and think about how I missed an opportunity to tell people about how terrific Keri is handling this. We want to live in the present with this, and have something tangible to remember it with as we get older. “
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