AFE Survivor Angela A.

Mar 28, 2019 | AFE Survivor

It’s been hard for me to talk about what happened. I blocked everything out of my head, but I know years later I’m “ starting “ to heal. I think of what I’ve been through, what my family has been through, and think to myself, thank God for things turning out as they did.
I was going to the hospital to have my first born and I was very nervous. I kind of knew something horrible would happen and everyone who knows me knows I’m not that way, I’m usually positive. It all happened so fast and I only know bits and pieces of what my poor husband has been through with all of this.
I coded twice and went into a coma. My son was in distress and I was taken for an emergency c section. He was the biggest baby in the NICU, and everyone was asking why he was in there because he was 10 pounds. I’m so grateful everyday for how blessed we are to have had everything turn out okay. Ten days later, I remember opening my eyes and seeing a beautiful picture of my son (and I cried).
I came out of the hospital struggling to walk and talk. Each day we got stronger with prayers and help from my family and friends. I couldn’t have done it without them.
Five years ago I had another son and everyone thought I was crazy after everything I’ve been through but I knew it was right because my family came full circle. I feel years later when I talk about it I feel better, and that is why I have waited to share my story. #endafe

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