zionandrobynnby Kelli

In January 2014, Zion Isaiah Blick was born. His story is special because despite a life-threatening diagnosis of Trisomy 18, his parents Robbyn and Josh chose to treasure him for as many minutes, hours, or days God would grant them together. The Blaze has more:

… Robbyn and Josh got word about 20 weeks into Robbyn’s pregnancy that Zion had trisomy 18, also called Edwards syndrome, a chromosomal condition associated with abnormalities in many parts of the body….

Robbyn shared… that Zion had a heart defect and that doctors very early on prepared her for the worst. But Robbyn’s outlook, as well as her husband’s — a pastor at Alpine Chapel in Lake Zurich, Ill., a Chicago suburb — was all about having faith in God and betting on Zion defeating the odds.

“Our choice is always life and giving him a chance,” Robbyn said.

So the Blicks let others know about their little boy and their choice of “having faith and having hope” in the midst of a diagnosis that doctors told them was “not compatible with life.”…

First doctors said he could very well die during the pregnancy…but he didn’t.

Then he might die during labor… but he didn’t.

After he was born, Robbyn was told to prepare for a few minutes with him. But Zion held on and got stronger….

Zion lived on after birth for ten days with his family and was loved every minute:

Zion Isaiah Blick from Alpine Chapel on Vimeo.

[HT: Dan McConchie; photo via The Blaze]

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