Royce Young and Keri Young are a young couple who turned tragedy into an uplifting story.
This Oklahoma couple found out that their baby did not have a brain, but decided to still carry it to term.
Mr. Young is a writer for ESPN and he described in detail how distraught he and his wife were when they found out the terrible news about their child.
He went on to say how stoic his wife was with her self-less decision to help other children by bearing Eva, the name of their girl, to term.
The girls organs will be donated to give other babies a chance to live. Mr. Young wrote watching his wife do this was like “watching a superhero find her superpowers.”
They gave birth to their daughter and then said goodbye. The mother said, “She was so perfect in her own little way.”
At this time, it is unclear if Eva’s organs were able to be donated. The family plans to share more about Eva at a later time.
Along with the picture, Young, who is a writer for ESPN, described the heartbreaking moment the couple found out their daughter didn’t have a brain and his wife’s immediate selfless reaction.
“There I was, crestfallen and heartbroken, but I momentarily got lifted out of the moment and just stood in awe of her,” Royce Young wrote on Facebook on Feb. 17. “I was a spectator to my own life, watching a superhero find her superpowers. In literally the worst moment of her life, finding out her baby was going to die, it took her less than a minute to think of someone else and how her selflessness could help. It’s one of the most powerful things I’ve ever experienced.”
Keri Young wanted to carry her daughter, Eva, to term to donate her organs and give other babies a chance to live.
Young’s post about his wife quickly went viral, receiving more than 23,000 shares and 63,000 interactions on Facebook.