“Elizabeth is such a blessing. She has a purpose.”
Posted May 6th 2008
My name is Sheryl and I live in Michigan. I am writing to let you know what a difference Dr. Berger and your team made in our lives!
In May of 2005 I had my tubal reversal done at your facility. Although the next 2 years were difficult (we had multiple losses and a ruptured ectopic), we persevered and were pregnant again in fall of 2006. We delivered our baby girl, Elizabeth, March 12, 2007. She was born via c/s 2 weeks earlier than we had scheduled and we found out in recovery that she has Down syndrome. My husband, Joby, is 39 and I am 38 years old so we knew there was an increased risk, but we were shocked nonetheless. However, we loved her from the start!
I have an 18 year old son, Kelli, and twin 15 year old daughters, Amber and Tia. They have loved Elizabeth completely and without reservation from the moment of her birth. She has touched everyone she has come into contact with. At the age of 5 months she had to have open heart surgery to repair 2 major holes (a vsd and an asd) in her heart. So many people contacted us during that time to tell us how they were concerned! She has taught everyone around us compassion, empathy, and courage! It is discussed in the high school that my kids attend and in our community. She is a blessing to our family and to all of those around us.
I tell you all of this because without Dr. Berger and your team, Elizabeth would not be part of our lives. I firmly believe this. It took us finding your web page to feel completely confident we were going thru with the TR. Your staff was incredible and everything was such a great experience!
Elizabeth is already such a blessing, and I believe she was born with DS for a reason. Someday she will achieve remarkable things and/or touch someone in a remarkable way that changes them for the better (even though we may never know it). She has a purpose.
Thank you again! You have also been a blessing in our lives.
Joby and Sheryl H.
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