They Rejected Abortion When Told Their Baby Had a Major Medical Issue, Now Here He Is

National   |   Monica Kelsey   |   Jul 28, 2014   |   3:12PM   |   Washington, DC

A few months ago, we brought you the story of a young couple who received the devastating news that their unborn baby had a life-threatening condition called BOO syndrome.

savinghenry2This courageous couple rejected abortion and decided to fight for the life of this innocent child.  For the last few months, Emily has been on bed rest and living in an apartment in Cincinnati, Ohio, to be close to the hospital that can save Henry when we is born. Her husband, Kevin, has been living at home in Indiana to continue working to provide for their new family.

On July 18, 2014, Henry arrived two months early, weighing only 4 lbs, 3 oz, and is 18 inches long. At barely three days old, he already has had two bedside procedures and one major surgery.

Doctors have determined that there probably is some function left in one of Henry’s kidneys, and they are fighting to sustain it for as long as possible.The hope is to delay the need for dialysis as he is too small and weak to tolerate the procedure at this time. This loving family has such a long road ahead of them, and they are currently discussing long term options with doctors.

Instead of cradling their young son in their arms and heading home to begin a new life as a family, Emily and Kevin are engaged in a battle to save Henry’s life. Instead of despair, though, their message for everyone is a message of hope and faith:

“We are so blessed and thankful that Henry has arrived safely for the most part. We just wanted to let everyone know that he is here and we appreciate all the prayers, love, and support from around the world. No doubt the original article put us in touch with supporters that brought us much love throughout this entire process! Thank you!!”

As Emily and Kevin continue the quest to save their precious baby boy, please consider making a donation to support this young couple. All proceeds go directly toward medical bills for Henry and Emily.





































LifeNews Note: Monica Kelsey always knew she was adopted, but it wasn’t until age 37 that she learned the circumstances of her conception. Monica’s birthmother was brutally raped and became pregnant at 17 years old. Even though abortion was illegal in 1972, she sought an abortion to get “her life back.” After being taken to a secretly located abortion facility, Monica’s birthmother had second thoughts because she knew the procedure was illegal. You can follow her journey on facebook at or to book Monica for speaking at your event visit her website at