Choosing Hope & Grace: Twins Who Shared One Heart / Mother Dies, Protects Her Baby (2012)

Choosing Hope and Grace: Two Babies Who Shared One Heart Mother Dies from Cancer but Spared Her Baby From Abortion  Miracle baby: Mother Successfully Battles for Right to Deliver Healthy Baby Despite Terminal Cancer(2009)   Choosing Hope and Grace: How Two Babies Who Shared One Heart Momentarily Brought Heaven to Earth Conjoined twins Hope and Grace Klare share one heart. Parents Luci and Chris say they were “grateful” to be given the chance to love these two children. Luci and Chris were barely married three months when, in December 2008, a pregnancy test revealed that they were nine months away from becoming a family. The couple was exuberant. “It was joyful and frightening, but mostly pure elation,” recounted Luci on her family’s blog. But the parents’ elation was short-lived. Two months into the pregnancy a visit to the doctor revealed that Luci was carrying conjoined twins who amazingly shared a single beating heart. The doctor gave the twins one percent chance of survival. Luci and Chris remember experiencing an impossible mix of emotions. They were elated by the thought of having twins but devastated by the thought of losing their babies so quickly. The couple spent a number of days crying in each other’s arms, trying to find a way to make sense of the situation. “God, why us?,” they asked time and time again. Luci found consolation in remembering the loud and clear thumping of her babies’ heartbeat that she had heard during the doctor’s appointment. “When I heard their heart beat for the first time, I was in love.” The echo of that heartbeat in her memory...