17-Year-Old Bravely Rejected Abortion After Rape, After Her Parents Tragically Died She’s Glad She Did

National   |   Monica Kelsey   |   Jun 29, 2015   |   1:31PM   |   Washington, DC

She survived being raped at the age of 17 that resulted in a pregnancy and then made the courageous decision to keep her baby.

Nine months later, a tragic car accident took her mother’s life, and two years after her son Jaiden’s birth, her father suffered a fatal stroke. In two short years, this young woman has lost nearly everything. Through all this tragedy, her baby, a child conceived by the evil actions of man, has become a constant and enduring presence of God’s mercy and love.

In August 2013, we brought you the story of a courageous young girl named Mariah who became pregnant by rape and chose life for her child. At the time, Mariah was homeless and in desperate need of help. With the generosity of our supporters, Living Exceptions stepped up and provided her with the basic needs of welcoming home a child.

In July 2014, Mariah, her son Jaiden, and Mariah’s mom and dad were in a car accident, resulting in the heart-rending loss of her mother.  Mariah’s dad was critically injured but miraculously survived. Last night, tragedy once again struck this grieving family when Mariah’s dad suffered a massive stroke and passed away at the age of 48. Mariah’s parents have been reunited and are watching over Mariah, her sister, and Jaiden as they pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.

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Mariah is 20 years old and is in college, and her younger sister attends high school.  These young women are facing a dire future and desperately need financial assistance to bury their father and obtain legal counsel, so that the family can remain together.

We at Living Exceptions are asking for donations on behalf of this family, which has experienced so much personal loss. The family has also set up a go fund me account and all proceeds will go to Mariah, her sister, and little Jaiden.


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 www.facebook.com/mkprolife or to book Monica for speaking at your event visit her website at www.MonicaKelsey.com