This woman gave birth to two beautiful twin boys. She and her husband were over the moon and couldn’t believe their luck. They were finally going to be parents to two healthy children. But after ten minutes of holding them in her arms, the doctor came bursting in. He had made a bizarre discovery that shot tension all over the delivery room…
This baby girl had only just been born when she went viral. The picture that her proud mother took just after the birth is so special that it was shared thousands of times on social media. And so, immediately after she was born, this little newborn baby became an internet sensation. And there’s a reason why she is so special…
When little Emilia was born, she appeared to be just like any other baby. She breathed, cried and did everything that other newborns do. End even though she was the most magnificent little being to her parents, to the rest of the world, she was an ordinary baby. But this baby was far from ordinary and that discovery would soon be made…
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw it!” the shocked mother explained. “It was so special that it brought tears to my eyes”. Until the little girl stretched out and the doctor discovered something very special about her little body. It was something that he had never seen before and something that would probably never happen again. Are you intrigued?
Parents, Sarah (28) and Rob (30), got to know each other during their college days. Although they were majoring in different subjects, they had friends in common, so they saw each other regularly at parties and other gatherings. At one of these parties, a spark lit up between the two that turned out to be difficult to extinguish; because years later, the couple still loved each other tremendously.
Turn of events
Still, life can sometimes take an unexpected turn. This was also the case for this young couple. Because when Sarah came home from work one day, she suddenly felt a stabbing pain in her chest. The pain was so intense that she only just managed to call the emergency number. The hospital promised that they would sent an ambulance. But would they come in time?
Sirens blaring, the ambulance rushed Sarah to hospital. Sarah, who by this point was no longer conscious, was rushed inside on a stretcher. She was taken directly into the operating room, where she underwent emergency treatment. After the surgery, Rob sat next to her bed, holding her hand, whilst Sarah regained consciousness. The man looked at her intensely and had tears in his eyes.
When he noticed that Sarah was starting to regain consciousness, his heart skipped a beat. He jumped up in relief and kissed her all over her face. Relieved, the couple laughed the tension away. But their joy was short-lived. Because when the doctor walked into her room, Sarah knew right away that something was wrong. “He just had this look in his face,” the young woman said.
Sarah had had a severe heart attack. The doctors treated her as fast as they could, but it was already too late: part of her heart had died off. The couple turned white as a sheet, while the doctor talked to them about what had happened. “You probably have an inherited disorder that caused you to have such a severe heart attack at a very young age.”
“Because part of your heart has died, you’ll tire a lot faster. Heavy physical labor is therefore strongly discouraged,” the doctor told her sternly. “Otherwise your heart might die off completely.” This doctor’s advice arrived like a sledgehammer blow for the young couple. But despite this setback, Sarah was determined to make something of her life. Unfortunately, life had other plans for her…
Once at home, it was difficult for Sarah to do the simplest of household chores. She needed Rob’s help with almost everything. Rob needed to cook, clean and do groceries every day. It was just too much for Sarah. But as time passed, this seemed to change somewhat: Sarah’s heart slowly got used to heavier work and she could do more and more.
Things looking up
Of course, she had to be careful. Because a setback could happen at any moment if she didn’t monitor her health. But things were looking up! Step by step, Sarah picked her normal life back up. She did household chores, went to stores alone and even got enough confidence to start driving a car by herself again. And then came the incredible news!
Drive in silence
Sarah had been feeling nauseous for a couple of weeks and decided to go to the doctor, just to be sure. The things she was feeling weren’t symptoms of her condition, but you can never be too sure! They drove over to the hospital and where Sarah and Rob started the drive with casual conversation they finished in absolute silence.
Nerves started to kick in and that was a logical reaction. The last time they visited the hospital they also didn’t get the greatest news. So with that bad track record in the back on their minds thoughts started racing. What could this be? What was the doctor going to say to them? By the time they reached the entrance of the hospital Sarah’s body was trembling…
Millions of thoughts
It wasn’t crowded in the hospital but still it felt like they had to wait for ages before a doctor greeted them. Millions of thoughts raced trough the mind of the young woman. “I am too young to go from hospital visit to hospital visit. This is not the life I want for myself”, she whispered to herself whilst already crying a little bit.
When a doctor finely approached the young woman she was hunched over and was crying intensely. “What is wrong with me doctor? I did everything you people asked me to. I took it slow and build up my strength very carefully. So why am I feeling like this?”, she almost screamed. “Calm down Sarah”, the doctor said. “Let us just take a look at you”
They ran a bunch of tests on her. The first ones were al related to her heart where devices monitored every fluctuation in het body, but the doctor couldn’t find anything wrong with it. They even said that she was recovering a lot quicker than originally was expected. So it was not her heart and other test results also started to come back negative.
One last test
“I would like to try one more thing before we wrap this up”, the doctor said. The doctor carefully smiled as he said this. He put some jelly on Sarah’s belly and rolled a tiny machine over the surface of her abdomen. And that gave them an immediate answer. The doctor pointed to the screen and started talking: “Ah that’s what I thought, a baby”
When the doctor told Sarah and Rob the happy news that Sarah was pregnant, the couple couldn’t believe their luck. “A baby! We hadn’t planned it, but we were so happy!” Both parents to be stared at the screen in amazement. “Are you 100% sure?” Both Sarah and Rob asked the doctor one last time. But there was no denying what they saw.
You could clearly see the little one curled up in her belly. Even a thumping heart was visible when the doctor pointed it out. For a moment, they were overjoyed. But that feeling of happiness didn’t last very long. Because everybody in the room then noticed that the smile on Sarah’s face disappeared. She was deep in thought and she suddenly remembered something…
Would her heart be able to handle the delivery? The family doctor could not give her a clear answer. He thought it was risky and advised against it, but he couldn’t stop Sarah if she really wanted to continue with the pregnancy. The couple looked at each other and without saying a single word the both came to the same conclusion.
Because this is what Sarah wanted, with her entire beating heart. The couple, therefore, decided to continue the pregnancy. It was very hard on Sarah’s body, but she bravely soldiered through it. Until the big day. It was an unexpected moment when it happened, because their baby decided to come two whole weeks early. Sarah was simply making her daily oatmeal breakfast when her water broke
The moment arrived
She shouted trough the house for Rob’s assistance. When Rob saw Sarah’s wet pants and the puddle on the floor beneath her, he knew what needed to be done. While Sarah was carrying the load of their child, he had been preparing 9 months for this moment. A baby seat, wipes, towels and extra water were thrown in the back seats.
Arriving at the hospital
And a screaming Sarah took place in the front of the car. “This baby really wants to come out”, she yelled at Rob as he frantically started the car. When they finally arrived at the hospital the young couple knew it was now or never. Would Sarah’s heart be able to handle the birth? At first, everything seemed to be going well.
Sarah was laying down on the hospital bed and sometimes even made jokes. She laughed away the pain from the contractions as if it didn’t hurt her at all. She was so happy that she was finally going to meet her special baby. But once the delivery started and Sarah had to give it her all, things started going awry really fast…
The birthing process was too much for Sarah’s heart to handle. All the machines she was attached went haywire and there was a chaos of doctors and nurses in the room, who did everything they could to save her life. When the cardiac massage started to work and Sarah’s heart slowly started beating again a sigh of relieve filled the room.
Sarah was out of the woods. But time was running out for her unborn child. It was time to shift the focus and make sure that this child was brought into this world fast and healthy. The mother-to-be was rushed to the operating room. The doctors performed an emergency c-section. But when Emilia’s little head came out, it remained dead silent.
Fortunately, the doctor managed to get the little girl breathing fast enough. She was immediately examined thoroughly, including her heart. Fortunately, her mother had not passed on her heart defect to her newborn daughter. Emilia was in perfect health! Relieved, the nurse laid her on her mother’s chest. Sarah had regained consciousness, but was speechless; she was so full of love!
Mother and daughter
She could finally hold her little baby for the first time. A moment she never would have imagined after hearing her first heart diagnoses. And a moment that almost didn’t happen because of al the complications. But that moment was finally here. The little girl was wrapped in a blanket and put on her chest. Sarah pulled trough, but Rob still didn’t know anything…
The only one still in the dark about everything was Rob, who was sitting nervelessly in the waiting room. For him the news could still go either way. It was time to get him and tell him the good news. When doctors arrived at the waiting room they saw a man sitting all by himself staring at the wall. But then Rob noticed the staff approaching.
“It was like a looking at a man finding water after not drinking for two days”, doctors said. Tiers were streaming down his face as they brought him the news. Once they were back in the delivery room, Rob jumped up in relief. He had been terribly worried and was overjoyed that his wife and child were doing well. But the biggest surprise was yet to come…
Rob walks in
Rob couldn’t believe the miracle he was seeing at that moment. His wife who was strongly discouraged from any physical labor for the rest of her life, just did the most physically demanding thing in the world. And the result was a beautiful baby girl. Sarah was holding her new born in her arms as she rocked back and forth while singing softly to her.
She looked up and lovingly gazed at Rob, who was doing the same thing back at her. “Hey Honey, meet your daughter Emilia”, she said. “She is wonderful and special and she is ours.” What both parents didn’t know then was just how special little Emilia actually was. But then the little girl started to stretch and both Sarah and Rob couldn’t believe what they saw…
Sarah had just given her first session of breast milk to her little girl when it started to happen. The baby drank eagerly and did a perfect burp the first time. But that was not all she did. Because just after Rob came into the room and took his first look at her, Emilia started to move her arms and legs around wildly.
The girl made a sharp cry. “What’s wrong doctor?”, Sarah asked. The doctor replied: “Oh nothing, she just wants to stretch and maybe she did a little poop. Just lay her down, remove her clothes and do your first diaper change”, he said laughing. Sarah lay her down on the bed and opened Emilia’s little suit. And then they saw something amazing….
Because when little Emilia stretched out on that bed, the doctor discovered something very special: she had a birthmark in the shape of a heart on her chest, exactly where her heart is. “It was as if it was meant to be,” Sarah told a reporter later, while tears welled up in her eyes again. “As if I’ve transferred part of my heart to her…”
She shared her special story and a photo of her newborn daughter with her heart-shaped birthmark on social media. She thought she would get some likes. But she never expected what would happen next! Her daughter immediately went viral and got fans from all over the world. Everyone was so amazed by this special child that Sarah was flooded with sweet messages.
She had not counted on her story getting so much attention. But now that it had, Sarah decided to use all this media attention to do some good. She raised over 100,000 dollars for the Heart Foundation. helping many kids who suffer from the same heart defect. In the following weeks, Sarah and Rob adjusted to their new life as parents.
Emilia was a joy to be around and her heart-shaped birthmark continued to be a topic of conversation wherever they went. But despite the attention, the family kept their focus on what was truly important – their health and their love for each other. As time passed, Sarah’s heart condition became more manageable, and with the help of her doctors, she was able to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
She knew that her daughter would always be her inspiration to keep pushing forward and never give up. Emilia continued to grow into a happy and healthy child, always surrounded by the love and support of her parents. And as she grew older, she began to understand the impact that her birthmark had on others. It was a small thing that turned into something huge.
And as Sarah and Rob watched Emilia blow out the candles on her fifth birthday, surrounded by all the people who loved her, they knew that they had been blessed with something truly special. They knew that they had been given a second chance. And as they looked at their daughter, they knew that they were the luckiest parents in the world.