A dying Texas teenager received a special call from Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday granting his wish to help protect unborn babies from abortion.
Jeremiah Thomas, who was diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer in March, has been working with his family to end abortion for his entire 16 years of life. When he found out he was dying, he asked the Make a Wish Foundation for the opportunity to talk with the pro-life governor about ending abortions in Texas, the Daily Wire reports.
On his hospital bed Sunday, Jeremiah received his wish.
“For my wish, I wanted to talk to you and discuss a bill of abolition [to end abortion],” Jeremiah told the governor on a video call. “Sir, you would be representing the demands of Texans if you would pass this bill. We could end abortion here and now.”
Abbott encouraged the teen and promised to work to grant his wish.
“Your wish is on the Republican party platform position, and we’re going to be pursuing this…And that is to outlaw abortion altogether in the state of Texas,” the pro-life governor said. “So, your wish is granted.”
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Jeremiah is the son of Rusty Thomas, the national director of Operation Save America. On Sunday, Rusty Thomas shared how “compassionate and receptive” the governor was to his son’s plea.
“Jeremiah shared his heart regarding abortion,” Jeremiah’s father said. “He appealed to the governor to protect preborn babies by completely abolishing abortion by treating it as murder and penalizing it by law in the great state of Texas.”
He said the governor’s wife, Cecilia, also sent a message to Jeremiah, telling him that she was praying for him.
“They both demonstrated genuine Christian love and concern for the plight of our son,” Thomas said.
Jeremiah is suffering from bone cancer, two tumors on his spine, a tumor on his chest and two cancerous spots on his lungs, according to his GoFundMe page. The family said he is in continuous pain.
The young man was an all-star athlete who loved to play football. His family said he is a hard worker and a fighter, and they are trusting their son’s future to Christ.
“To God be the glory, no matter what the future holds,” the family said.