Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Read this....and be AMAZED!!!

A picture began circulating in November. It should be 'The Picture of the Year,' or perhaps, 'Picture of the Decade.' It won't be. In fact, unless you obtained a copy of the US paper which published it, you probably would never have seen it.

The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner.

The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta . She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt Univ Med Ctr in Nashville , he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.

During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon's finger. Dr Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.

The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, 'Hand of Hope.' The text explaining the picture begins, 'The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother's uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.'

Little Samuel's mother said they 'wept for days' when they saw the picture. She said, 'The photo reminds us pregnancy isn't about disability or an illness, it's about a little person.' Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful.

Now see the actual picture --- and it is awesome....incredible....and hey, pass it on. The world needs to see this one!
Don't tell me our God isn't an awesome God!!!!!

15 comments:

sandy said...

That IS awesome:0)

allthingsribbon said...

Amazing! I going to give an extra hug to my 5 little miracles today! (2 of them are getting big, not too big to hug mama)

Have a great day!

Deanna said...

I have seen that picture before and you are right - it is truly amazing! I think it should be on every right to life poster.

Thank you for the awesome share. Huggssss

April said...

I've seen this picture numerous times and it still gives me goosebumps! Yes, we serve a mighty God!

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

This is a great shot! Thanks for sharing!!

Megan R. said...

Wow. That picture pretty much left me speechless. The only thing that I didn't like was that they called the baby a fetus. I'm pretty sure if said "fetus" has the ability to reach OUT of the womb and grab a finger, it's most definitely a baby. I have only heard of one other surgery like this. It's truly amazing.

Heatherlyn said...

I have seen that before. And it IS amazing. Who could see that and not believe that babies are real people while they are still inside the womb?

Kristina P. said...

I saw this last week! So amazing1

Christina said...

I remember seeing this... so cool!

Brandy said...

That is so beautiful! I had not seen that so thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

One of my fav stories I llove that picture!

Mary said...

What a great reminder, and such an amazing story!

Cherie said...

I have no words. I am in awe.

That is SO amazing. Just a beautiful reminder of what a miracle life is!

Thanks for posting this.

Anjeny said...

I've never seen this before so thank you for sharing. It is truly amazing. Yes God is an amazing God and I am glad to know that there are really great people out there like that doctor.

{Diamond} said...

That is truly beautiful! Awesome!