The Miracle Babies Turn 3

January 18, 2018 0 Comments

Tomorrow, January 20th, Atlas and Eden DePlato turn 3 years old, and we are looking forward to their birthday celebration. For the Seefried and DePlato families, this is more than just a "Happy Birthday" party. It is a celebration of one of the greatest miracles we have ever seen God perform.
When our daughter Laura was just 19 years old, and engaged to be married, she went into the hospital with severe pain. What we all thought was just an ovarian cyst turned out to be stage four endometriosis, the worst case the O.B. doctor had ever seen. Laura underwent drastic surgery that adversely affected her female reproductive system and was told her chances of ever having children was almost zero.
She and Joe tried six different rounds of I.V.F. to assist her in getting pregnant, and they all failed. While they were in Dubai, they found out that the I.V.F. clinic in Syracuse had saved two frozen fertilized eggs (which they weren't even aware of!) but, once again, the chances of them surviving implantation were slim. Laura was not ready to accept yet another major disappointment, but she also did not want the clinic to simply destroy the frozen embryos. So upon returning to the states in 2014, she went ahead and tried for the embryo implants once again. In June she discovered she was pregnant, and that BOTH of the embryo implants were successful. On January 20th of 2015 the twins were born, ahead of time but healthy. That we have the joy of celebrating our grandchildren's 3rd birthday is a tremendous blessing from God, one that we never thought we would see. Atlas and Eden are two very precious miracles from God. You cannot imagine the emotions we will feel tomorrow when we sing "Happy Birthday".

Richard Seefried
Harrisonburg, VA
Richard Seefried has a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry, and is licensed & certified by the NCCA as a clinical pastoral counselor.