Rockford Pro-Life Videos Group 2

Due to the popularity of our video page, it has become very long.  To alleviate this problem we created a second video page, group 2…

 
In case you missed the videos in Group 1, click here:  http://www.prolifecorner.com/node/207
 
 
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A Post-abortive Father Tells His Story
Rockford Artist Uses Truth, Goodness, and Beauty To Combat The Ugliness Of Abortion
The human intellect can come to a knowledge of the True, (what is) and the Good, (what ought to be done) and what is Beautiful: "Beauty is the glow of the true and the good that flows out of every ordered state of being."   Our lives are meant for truth, goodness, and beauty.
Story:  http://www.prolifecorner.com/node/402   Video Below:

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Rockford Abortionist Dennis Christensen
Public Statements By The Abortionist / Owner Of The Notorious Rockford Abortion Mill Reveal The Cold, Brutal, And Barbaric Nature Of Abortion Please be prepared!  In the Rockford abortionist’s own words, you will read what is being done to children in this city.  Story:

 

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A Tribute To Rockford’s Pro-life Citizens
The Pro Life Corner would like to offer a special video tribute to all the pro-life citizens who come to the Rockford abortion mill to pray and to counsel. These courageous men, women, and children come to the foot of the cross in Rockford in rain, sleet, snow, and blazing heat to offer prayers to God and to show the love of Christ to women considering abortion.Let us all offer our prayers for these brave and devoted people; pray that our loving Lord will protect them from all harm, physical and spiritual, and that He will answer their prayers and end abortion. Video Below:
 
 

 

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The Loss Of Lives And Souls.
"It would be better to be thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around your neck than you harm one of these little ones."  Luke 17:2

 

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Hope Has Arrived At Rockford’s Abortion 8 20 2010
Life-Saving Pro-Life Mobile Ultrasound Unit to Park at Rockford’s Abortion Mill Every Friday Story: http://www.prolifecorner.com/node/412   Video Below:

 

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Pro-Abortion Rage And Violence Can’t Stop Pro-Lifers From Helping Save A Baby
Rockford IL, August 20, 2010 – Rockford’s abortion mill pulled out all the stops in trying to block pro-lifers from helping mothers today.  Wayne Webster, the owner of the abortion mill, was enraged last week when a pro-life mobile ultra-sound motor home parked in front of a small newspaper office next to the abortion mill.  So this week he decided to park some of his old clunker cars in the parking spots used by the mobile ultrasound in a failed attempt to block women from receiving it’s help. Story: http://www.prolifecorner.com/node/413   Video Below:
 

 

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Exposing The Evil Of Baby-Killing In Rockford
Abortion in Rockford has been hidden behind the walls of the Northern Illinois Women’s Center for over 25 years.  Keeping concealed from the public what is actually done to persons in the womb is the most powerful weapon these people have in their war on children.
This video filmed on location while babies were being killed inside Rockford’s abortion mill accurately describes and demonstrates the two basic types of abortion procedures done in abortion clinics today.  Real abortion medical instruments of death are used in this video.
It’s time for the people of this city to see and know the barbaric, vicious, and brutal nature of how children are killed in the Rockford abortion mill.  Video Below:
 

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Dehumanizing the Vulnerable in Rockford: When Word Games Are Used To Kill
In an effort to sooth their conscience over the killing of babies in the womb, abortion supporters have used various terms to dehumanize children in the womb.  Such as:  less than fully human, non-persons, parasites, diseases, product of conception, clump of cells, and the Orwellian "legal non-person."

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The Truth is, Abortion Kills  8 29 10 Is The Rockford Abortion Mill Not Reporting Child Predators?
 Rockford IL – On Saturday August 28, two men walked into Rockford’s abortion mill with a young lady following.  Shortly after they were inside one of the men came out and spoke with sidewalk counselors about his friend who is over 18 who is taking an under age girl in the Rockford abortion mill to have an abortion.
Storyhttp://www.prolifecorner.com/node/423   Video Below:

 

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The Truth is, Abortion Kills

Is The Rockford Abortion Mill Not Reporting Child Predators?
Rockford IL - On Saturday August 28, two men walked into Rockford’s abortion mill with a young lady following.  Shortly after they were inside one of the men came out and spoke with sidewalk counselors about his friend who is over 18 who is taking an under age girl in the Rockford abortion mill to have an abortion.

 
 
The man told a pro-lifer that if the girl’s mother knew this man got her daughter pregnant she would, "have him thrown in jail."
 
These three people drove for over four hours from Wisconsin because they found out the Rockford abortion mill does not ask the questions some of the abortion mills is Wisconsin do. 
 
Pro-lifers immediately reported the situation to the police who spoke with the man outside of the mill and confirmed what was happening. 
The police said this is a situation for the "medical board" and took a report on what happened.
 
A teacher who was present and who is a mandated reporter of child abuse called the abortion mill and spoke with the director.  When the clinic director was told of the situation she said, "It is no concern of ours," and hung up the phone.
 
Even though every person on staff inside the Rockford abortion mill is a mandated reporter of sexual abuse as far as pro-lifers know in the last 25 years they have not reported even one case of a pregnant under age girl being brought to this mill by an older man.
 
This link provides information on the epidemic of abortion mills covering up for child predators.  http://www.childpredator.com/
 
Below is a video report on what else happened at the mill this morning.
The Truth is That Abortion Kills
 

The Difference between a Parasite and a Person

Dehumanizing the Vulnerable in Rockford: When Word Games Are Used To Kill.

In an effort to sooth their conscience over the killing of babies in the womb, abortion supporters have used various terms to dehumanize children in the womb.  Such as:  less than fully human, non-persons, parasites, diseases, product of conception, clump of cells, and the Orwellian "legal non-person."

Those inside the Rockford abortion mill and some of their supporters outside on the side walk have systematically taken up the mantra that children in the womb are "parasites."

These "semantic gymnastics", by which some Rockford abortion supporters have tried to reduce to non-human status children in the womb, have also been used to kill and enslave other human beings throughout history.

In Rockford the dehumanizing of the unborn using false descriptions of their humanity is being used by abortion supporters to encourage the killing of children at the Northern Illinois Women’s Center.

 This video is an effort to set the record straight and can also be shown to enlighten any person who is unaware of the difference between a parasite and a person.

The Difference between a Parasite and a Person

 

Fr. Euteneuer Steps

Fr. Thomas Euteneuer Steps Down from the Presidency of Human Life International
By Deacon Keith Fournier
Will Return to Diocese to Serve in Parish
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org‘It has been 15 years since I last had any significant time for renewal, and after traveling more than 1.1 million miles, authoring two books, visiting 58 countries and making thousands of public appearances, I am ready for a break! I intend to continue to do pro-life work wherever I may be called to serve, and my bishop agrees that this is a vital charism of my priestly life.’ ( Fr. Euteneuer) …..

 
 
The board of directors of Human Life International (HLI) has announced that after nearly 10 years of meritorious service to HLI as president, Reverend Thomas J Euteneuer has stepped down from his position after being asked by his Bishop to return to his Diocese in West Palm Beach, Florida.
FRONT ROYAL, VA (Catholic Online) – There is no doubt that when the history of the Pro-Life movement and the struggle to build a new culture of life is written, Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer, now the former President of Human Life International, will be acknowledged as one of its most articulate and courageous champions.

The news of his immediate departure from the Presidency of Human Life International comes as a real surprise. It was completely unexpected. It was accompanied by very little explanation. He will apparently return to his Diocese, West Palm Beach. However, he has no parish assignment as of the announcement.

Stephen Phelan, the Communications Manager for Human Life International, just issued the following Press Release:

HLI President to Return to Diocese
"The board of directors of Human Life International (HLI) has announced that after nearly 10 years of meritorious service to HLI as president, Reverend Thomas J Euteneuer has stepped down from his position after being asked by his Bishop to return to his Diocese in West Palm Beach, Florida.
"The board thanks Fr. Euteneuer for his leadership, hard work and dedication in carrying on the legacy of Fr. Paul Marx. During his tenure Fr. Euteneuer traveled more than one million miles as a pro-life missionary to the world.

"While Fr. Euteneuer’s leadership at HLI and his influence on the pro-life movement around the world will be greatly missed, we are blessed to have gifted staff who will continue to carry out our mission while a search for a new president is undertaken.

"Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro Carámbula, Executive Director of HLI’s office in Rome, will assume Fr. Euteneuer’s responsibilities until such time as a permanent replacement is named"
Fr. Euteneuer’s acknowledgement of his immediate departure from this significant leadership came in the form of a column in HLI’s Spirit & Life Newsletter. Again, there is very little explanation; simply a statement of fidelity from a good priest. We present it in full below:
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Dear Friends of Life,
 
Nearly ten years ago I answered the call of the Lord to come to Human Life International and work full-time in pro-life work with the permission of my bishop. I have been utterly privileged to serve this great mission for a decade, and now I am called back to my diocese to continue my priestly service in parish work, which was the original calling of my vocation. A priest is a soldier of Christ and the Church, and obedience is the primary virtue of his state in life, but for my part, my discernment about this decision tells me that this is the right thing for me to do and at the right time. I have great peace about the road that lies ahead and about all that has been accomplished up to this point.
Our international mission remains in good hands with my departure. HLI’s Board of Directors has asked Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro of our Rome office to assume my responsibilities until such a time as a permanent replacement is named. Our tremendously competent staff and generous supporters are looking to the future with great hope despite the many challenges of the death peddlers on a global scale which are only increasing. There is more need of our mission now than ever! HLI’s network of affiliates and associates is more than 100 countries strong, and our international leaders, so often highlighted in our publications, are literally the best in the world! Our dear founder, Fr. Paul Marx would be extremely proud of what we have accomplished in the past decade. I am sure he is smiling on us from where he is now.
I do not have a parish assignment in my diocese as of yet, but I hope to take some time out before I go back into full-time parish work. I expect that some time of rest and renewal will help me to make the transition. It has been 15 years since I last had any significant time for renewal, and after traveling more than 1.1 million miles, authoring two books, visiting 58 countries and making thousands of public appearances, I am ready for a break! I intend to continue to do pro-life work wherever I may be called to serve, and my bishop agrees that this is a vital charism of my priestly life. A true pro-lifer is not oriented to a job so much as to the daily task of fighting the culture of death and building the culture of life!
I ask for your kind prayers as I move forward and for your continued support of HLI and the new leadership that will come soon. I will not be a stranger to HLI’s mission or life but I promise that I will remember each of you every day in the Eucharistic Sacrifice, the font of all unity and LIFE!
Blessings in Christ,
 
Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer
President, Human Life International

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We ask our readers around the globe to pray for this heroic priest and for the vital work of Human Life International. We will follow this story closely.


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Deacon Keith Fournier asks that you join with us and help in this vital mission by sending this article to your family, friends, and neighbors and adding our link (www.catholic.org) to your own website, blog or social network. Let us broadcast, we are PROUD TO BE CATHOLIC!

 

Baby Emma is walking with Jesus today

This article has been updated with a letter from Emma’s father.

It is with a sad and heavy heart we post the following letter.  Please
continue to pray for the family as they mourn the loss of little Emma
Kate.  Our thoughts and prayers are with them and we know that Emma is
at peace in the arms of her heavenly Father and will suffer no more.

Aug 26 2010
 
Dear Family and Friends & Prayer Warriors,
Emma was called home to be with Jesus this morning.  She touched so many
lives and God used her little life to draw others in a closer walk with
Him. Please keep Shane & Jackie, Tannis & Hailey in your prayers and
their families and friends. If you want to send a card or note:
 
Shane & Jackie Schultz
Tannis & Hailey
Box 102
German Valley, IL 61039
Thank you & God Bless you all.
 

A Letter From Emma’s Father, Shane
 
This is Emma’s Daddy Shane and since I had not written to you yet I thought that perhaps I would take this opportunity.  As you may have heard Emma went home to Our Father’s House on Thursday morning at approximately 1:30am. 
  Emma had been recovering rather well at Hope Hospital and things were actually looking up. Honestly, I do not believe anyone saw this coming or expected it, but yet when it did, there was no surprise. You can imagine that of course there is heartache and heartbreak. And I have often heard that NO parent should EVER have to bury a child; that now has a whole new dimension that cannot be expressed.
 
  For whatever reason, God chose me to be the receiver of her last moments here. Jackie was at home with Tannis and Hailey and I was at The Ronald McDonald House. I dont find it ironic in any way, but I was unable to sleep. I recited The Lord’s Prayer and then rolled over to try and sleep some. The phone rang. It was a mother that was a couple of rooms down from Emma’s. She didnt really even need to speak because in my heart I already knew. I ran to the hospital and when I got upstairs to her room there were between 40 and 50 people in her tiny little room. I walked in to see them working on her and I then asked the Dr how long she had been down. "12 minutes" he replied; "three rounds of med’s with no effect" he then stated. I told them to stop. Just as they stopped one of the nurses said they had a weak pulse at 70 but it immediately went to down to 30. I said again to just leave her alone.
 
  You know, I fully agree with the notion that Mothers have a special bond with their babies. But I and my Emma had something even deeper and more meaningful than that. Every time she was at her sickest or most ill is when Jackie was unable to be there, due to obligations at home. I do not say this in a boastful manner as that is not my nature. It just always worked that way. The point of this story is I guess, would be to love every breath someone close to you breathes; enjoy every little wiggle and giggle and jiggle. It is a miraculous work of God shown in and through Emma. She has brought not only my wife and I closer to Him but countless others as well. We have made lifelong friends through this and she has been instrumental in closing divisions between units in the hospital. She has made so many smile and so many cry with joy. She had the softest skin and the sweetest smile that would show up and melt you even after the most painful operations and procedures.
 I could be angry and I am definitely sad, but her life and body were perfect because that is how The Lord made her. Now there are no more surgeries, scalpels, IV’s or pain of any kind. It IS sad but also a relief; not a selfish relief, but that she no longer has to feel that pain. Thank you all for sharing.
 
                                                  Your friend in Christ,  
                                           Shane A. Schultz (Emma’s Daddy)
 

 

 

Rejoice in knowing that you belong to God and that He is
conforming you to the image of His Son. See every event of this
day as part of that process.  Yield to the Spirit’s prompting,
and take heart that God will accomplish His will.
      — John MacArthur

TERESA OF CALCUTTA’S 100TH BIRTHDAY

 STATEMENT ON BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA’S 100TH BIRTHDAY

 

 
“For through abortion, mothers destroy the image and likeness of God.” —Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Washington, DC (26 August 2010) – American Life League president Judie Brown released the following statement on the 100th birthday of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta:

“One hundred years and nine months ago today, God blessed the world with a woman destined to be one of the greatest ‘signs of contradiction’ in our time. How blessed we are to have Blessed Teresa as a friend, both to American Life League and to me personally.

“It is such a comfort to know she is now interceding with God on behalf of all those she spent her whole life caring for, defending, protecting, nurturing and mothering.

“The walls of American Life League’s office are lined with some of the notes Blessed Teresa wrote us over the years – each one a treasure, each one filled with love.

“However, my favorite note from Blessed Teresa is one she sent on the completion of my autobiography, ‘Not My Will, but Thine’:

‘Let us thank God for having chosen you for his work of Love. In your mission, as in mine, God has chosen nothingness to reveal His greatness. I pray that your book will open many hearts to God. May those who read it be moved to let God do great things in their lives and to work and pray that the killing of innocent children by abortion – which is the greatest threat to world peace – be stopped completely and forever, for through abortion, mothers destroy the image and likeness of God. God bless you.’

“Happy birthday, Blessed Teresa! You are in our thoughts and prayers, and we are forever grateful for your spiritual motherhood. You understood the absolute dignity of every human person without exception and without compromise.”

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death.  For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.


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Katie Walker
Director of Communication
American Life League
1179 Courthouse Road
Stafford, Virginia 22554
540.659.4942
kwalker@all.org
http://www.all.org/
 

 

PROTECTING THE PREBORN

  A.L.L. PRAISES DISTRICT COURT FOR PROTECTING PREBORN PERSONS IN HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL CASE

 
Washington, DC (24 August 2010)American Life League president Judie Brown issued the following statement in response to news that, in its ruling on the Sherley v. Sebelius case, the District Court for the District of Columbia  issued a preliminary injunction against the Obama administration’s approval of human embryonic stem cell research while also upholding the flawed Dickey-Wicker Amendment.

“Judge Royce Lamberth’s decision has confirmed the fundamental American principle of seeking equal protection under the law for all – no matter how young, vulnerable or marginalized.

“Despite the Obama administration’s rabid and unscientific fixation on destroying human persons for ‘research,’ it is simply common sense that a government committed to protecting human rights for all human beings should not sanction ripping apart some human beings to use their parts for the supposed benefit of other human beings.

“We must never forget, while caught in the weeds of politics and intellectual debate, that human embryonic stem cell research is the deliberate and utilitarian dismemberment and dissection of individual human beings. It is the ultimate mark of a barbaric society, and it has no place beside the noble ideals to which our country is dedicated.”

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death.  For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

CNN: White House reviewing ruling against embryonic stem cell research (24 August 2010)
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/08/24/obama.stem.cell/#fbid=H86_0HMaxgw&wom=false

LifeSiteNews: U.S. Court Halts Obama Admin Stem-Cell Research Guidelines (23 August 2010)
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/aug/10082306.html
 

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Katie Walker
Director of Communication
American Life League
1179 Courthouse Road
Stafford, Virginia 22554
540.659.4942
kwalker@all.org
http://www.all.org/
 
 
 
 

Katie Walker
Director of Communication
American Life League
1179 Courthouse Road
Stafford, Virginia 22554
540.659.4942
kwalker@all.org http://www.all.org/

Exposing The Evil : A Video

Exposing The Evil Of Baby-Killing In Rockford

Abortion in Rockford has been hidden behind the walls of the Northern Illinois Women’s Center for over 25 years.  Keeping concealed from the public what is actually done to persons in the womb is the most powerful weapon these people have in their war on children.

This video filmed on location while babies were being killed inside Rockford’s abortion mill accurately describes and demonstrates the two basic types of abortion procedures done in abortion clinics today.  Real abortion medical instruments of death are used in this video.

 

 

It’s time for the people of this city to see and know the barbaric, vicious, and brutal nature of how children are killed in the Rockford abortion mill.

 

 

Rockford Life Initiative for 8 25 2010

An estimated 12 children were killed inside Rockford’s abortion mill this past week;     A video on Rockford Abortionist Dennis Christensen;     The Culture of Death in Rockford;     LIFE CHAIN + SILENT NO MORE;     Better Health 4 Life…..

 
 
 
 On Friday August 20, an estimated 7 children were killed inside Rockford’s abortion mill.  Please follow this link  http://prolifecorner.com/node/413  to learn how a child’s life was saved this day.
 
On Wednesday August 25, an estimated 5 children were killed inside the Northern Illinois Women’s Center.   We were led this morning by the humble and confident faith of a local Pastor who quietly prayed on the sidewalk outside of the mill.
 
Because of the prayers of so many Christians the numbers of abortions continues to fall.  Seven women went into the mill with two of them leaving before the out of state abortionist arrived.  Neither woman who left said anything to the pro-lifers but they were long gone before abortionist Stewart Kearnes arrived.
 
"For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe."  1 Corinthians 1:21
 
In a rather amazing turn of events the abortion mill landlord himself came out of the mill to try and convince pro-lifers that their prayers aren’t working.
This on a day when an abortion mill that once did up to 30-40 abortions per day was by the grace of God limited to only killing five children instead of the up to 40 children they once killed per day.
 
The mill landlord mocked the efforts of pro-lifers and claimed they have no effect on his business even handing a pro-lifer a piece of paper claiming the reason they do fewer abortion is because the birth rate in Illinois is lower.
 
In the amazing way God works, we had a pro-lifer join us in prayer today who also prays at an abortion mill in the Chicago suburbs.  He told us that when he was at one of the many suburban mills a few weeks ago, women were crowding in that abortion center one every few minutes.
 
Why Are Other Illinois Abortion Mills Doing More Abortions And Rockford Doing Fewer?
 
The answer is simple.  Because so many of you are praying with faith and perseverance and never giving up; because so many of you are sacrificing your time to work for life and love in so many different ways; because people like you from so many different Churches and denominations have joined together to love Christ and the, "least of His people”; because so many of you are getting the word out to others in our city about the demonic hatred this Rockford abortion mill has displayed toward God and His children in their mothers wombs.
 
We still have many years of prayer and work ahead of us but because of people like you lives and souls are being saved.  God bless you.
 
 
Rockford Pro-Life Initiative 
 
The mission of Rockford Pro-Life Initiative is to eliminate abortion in the Rockford area through Prayer, Fasting, Education, and Personal Sacrifice.
 
 
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Rockford Abortionist Dennis Christensen
 Public Statements By The Abortionist / Owner Of The Notorious Rockford Abortion Mill Reveal The Cold, Brutal, And Barbaric Nature Of Abortion. Please be prepared!  In the Rockford abortionist’s own words, you will read what is being done to children in this city.
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The Culture of Death in Rockford
 
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October 3rd = LIFE CHAIN + SILENT NO MORE Prayer Vigil in Rockford
 
If you are in the Rockford area on Respect Life Sunday, October 3rd, come witness the Silent No More prayer vigil from 3:15-4:00pm following the 2:00pm Life Chain. This public witness of women and men who regret their abortions is important. The vigil will be taking place at Peace Plaza on Perryville Road in Rockford. (The Life Chain will build off the intersection of Highcrest Road and Alpine Road in front of Holy Family Church in Rockford.)
 
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“Better Health 4 Life
SPECIAL EVENT
(healthcare, Free Refreshments and Prizes)
Tuesday,  September 14th
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 
 
Caraotta Chiropractic Orthopedics is hosting their 17th annual “Better Health 4 Life fund raiser” for the Rockford Area Pregnancy Care Center on Tuesday September 14th,  9am  to  7pm.
 
All services  in  their office are Free  of  Charge that day  for   a  $10.00 donation (per person)  or a $15.00 donation (per family),   designated   to  the RAPCC.   Free services that day include: All Chiropractic and Orthopedic Examinations, Consultations, Treatments, Second Opinion Evaluations, and  X-rays ( if needed).
 
There will be numerous door prizes and a GRAND PRIZE DRAWING for a $200.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE.Mega Refreshments will be served and representatives from the RAPCC will there throughout the day.
 
Dr. Caraotta, is the Only Physician in Rockford Board Certified in Chiropractic and Orthopedics. Dr. Christen Bowman has an emphasis in women and children’s health issues.  Both doctors specialize in Advanced Muscular Rehabilitation and treat every muscle, bone and joint throughout the body!
 
Call now to schedule your appointments, help support the center and  bring your friends!  Call (815) 398-4004. We look forward to seeing you.
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An Update On Baby Emma’s Progress

The Schultz family wishes to thank all of you who have been praying for Emma and the family. They are grateful for the donations and the orders for the forthcoming cookbook “Heart of the Family”, but most especially they thank you for all your prayers…

 
 
 An Update on Emma from her mother, Jackie
ED NOTE: For those of you who have not read the touching story of baby Emma and her loving family, please follow this link: http://prolifecorner.com/node/386
 
I just wanted to send an update of Emma and wanted to thank you again for sharing her story. We feel so blessed to have so many reaching out to us.
 
On August 3, 2010
"Put It In God’s Hands"
"Today (yesterday actually..haven’t gone to bed yet) was a different day"…we’ve gone through with Emma cardiac caths, heart surgeries, helicopter flights, intubations, extubations…but today was different. Today Emma had a cardiac cath(pictures taken and pressures checked through arties). She has had this done before. Shane has had an uneasy feeling for days…I felt she would do just fine as she usually does, but feared what they would find. There was talk Emma might be facing diastolic heart failure, which there would be nothing doctors could do for this…also talk of just a band on the pulmonary artery needing to be tightened.
 
After hours of waiting and praying…”God’s will be done", we were informed that Emma’s heart had slowed way down and actually stopped for a few minutes. A code blue was paged over the intercom and a nurse came to tell us that Emma was given medications to start her heart again and CPR was performed and that Emma was now stable. The test was then continued.I wondered, is this where we are headed? Is this going to be God’s Will? I prayed more.."God’s Will be done." At the end of the procedure one of the cardiologists came out and said yes, we had a scare and Emma’s heart stopped for a few minutes due to certain things going on during the test, but we have some good news…Emma does not have diastolic heart failure and we may only need to tighten a band. My heart felt like it jumped up to my throat for a second and I made sure I heard correctly..What awesome terrific news! Then I thought God’s Will Is Done! We have Emma with us longer and received better news than we had hoped for! Praise God!
 
Of course we are not out of the woods yet. We still have to get Emma’s fluid balance figured out and go through a small surgery tightening a band, but really are we ever out of the woods? I guess what I am trying to say is I prayed for God’s Will to be done and put this day in God’s hands. There was of course anxiety and worry felt throughout the day, but it was different. The heavy heart I have felt for many many months was not with me today. I gave that heaviness to God when I prayed for God’s Will to be done and when I put this day in His hands. And His Will was done. "Today was a different day." Thank you God for keeping Em with us today and every day after. Amen.
 
August 24, 2010
A few days later the procedure was done and a week later she was breathing on her own again. We are happy overall with Emma’s progress. We are just waiting on her body to adjust to the surgery and the medications before we can go home. We occasionally have set backschecking her kidneys and blood sugar. Lately Emma’s kidney functions have been a little elevated, but this can be normal since all organs can take a hit in surgeries.
 
During this stay we have seen other families "frequent fliers" like us back at the hospital and some that have not left since Emma’s last admission. We have met new families, shared stories and have recently mourned the passing of sweet baby girlwho we had grown very fond of,  both her and her family.
Emma is out of ICU and will be closely watched for a few days. If things looks good and continue this way, we may be going home soon. I hope this is the case as it is very difficult to live 2 hours away from the hospital.
 
We are thankful to be staying at the Ronald McDonald House again, but school has started for Emma’s older brother and sister. We are now a separated family again. Shane and I switch back and forth during the week. One parent stays with Emma and the other is at home trying to keep a routine going with school. Halfway through the week Shane and I switch off.  Neither one of us is currently working, but hopefully if Emma can come home and stay homethis can change. Until then we literally live day to daymaking the best of it. Our family is very close and I am very thankful for this. It has been a long 14 months. Alot of driving, alot of praying, but hoping this year will be a better one than last. I have learned alot medically, but also spritually.
We are thankful for all of the support and prayers,
Jackie Schultz (Emma’s mother)
 
A reminder:   Emma’s cookbook should be done by the end of September. It will have over 500 recipes and also pictures of Emma and her family, articles from newspapers, the story of Emma’s heart condition and more.
 
 To place an order for a cookbook or to send a donation to Emma and her family please write to: Heart of the Family Cookbook, 620 Knox Road, 2150 East, Yates City, Il. 61572
 

ED NOTE: For those of you who have not read the touching story of baby Emma and her loving family, please follow this link: http://prolifecorner.com/node/386