SANFORD, FL – Courtney Baker’s 15-month-old daughter, Emersyn Faith, was diagnosed prenatally with Down Syndrome.
Her doctor suggested that Courtney abort her pregnancy.
Courtney did not. And last month, she and Emmy mailed a letter to that doctor, telling him, in part that
“Emersyn has not only added to our quality of life, she’s touched the hearts of thousands. She’s given us a purpose and a joy that is impossible to express. She’s given us bigger smiles, more laughter and sweeter kisses than we’ve ever known. She’s opened our eyes to true beauty and pure love.
So my prayer is that no other mommy will have to go through what I did. My prayer is that you, too, will now see true beauty and pure love with every sonogram.”
“I have no idea how the doctor might have reacted to my letter, but I do have faith that God can work any miracle and he can change any heart,” she told ABC News.
Emmy’s two sisters are crazy about their little sister and fell in love with her as soon as they met her, calling them “a perfect trio.”
Courtney adds that, “[The doctor] said her and our quality of life would be horrible. He was so unbelievably wrong. I want to do something to advocate, but other than my letter to him, I don’t know what yet.”