Monday, December 4, 2006

The Story of a Miracle Baby - Samuel Alexander Armas
















They called his hand a “Hand of Hope”--- Samuel Alexander Armas was only 21 weeks old in her mother’s womb, when he was diagnosed of having a "
Spina Bifida". Spina Bifida affects 1/1000 newborns in the US. It is one of the most horrible birth defects affecting the Neutral Tube. It damages the spinal cord leading to paralysis. To correct this problem, surgery is generally performed after 24 hours of birth. However in this case Samuel' case is very much different.

Samuel was operated while inside her mother’s womb. This medical technology (Utero Surgery) is pretty much in its baby stage. It was newly introduces in 1999 and few sugeries were done but there is not much statistics to prove its success rate. This fetal surgery was performed by a team of surgeons from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and Samuel was the 54th patient. It involves removing the uterus, draining out the fluid from amniotic sac then a surgery is performed at the fetus’s spine. After that the uterus is then restored back to the mother’s womb. To do or not to do a Utero surgery is a bid challenge for the parents of Samuel and it is huge decision to do. They have to chances if they want to alleviate their baby’s spinal defects.

Samuel’s case is for heaven’s sake the most unbelievable story I have heard in my entire life. How can you imagine a mother and her fetus who were under the general anesthesia (can’t move and feel anything) while a fetus (Samuel) reaches out his tiny fingers, clinched the operating doctor’s finger as if he is holding it firmly. The picture is real and it was taken by famous photographer, Michael Clancy. USA today was invited to be present at the operating room for the coverage of the entire procedure and until the unexpected unimaginable thing happened---------The tiny fetus hand is reaching out from the uterus hole and he does not seem to have nay idea what is out there but he is sending a message that—there is life inside the womb that wants to live. This story was published in the Tennessean Newspaper's Website, USA Today and other popular newspapers in the US. The photo can be viewed at www.michaelclancy.com.

This phenomenon is sending a message to people who are promoters of “Abortion”. If the fetus can say something it could be one of these things...” please don’t kill me” or “ I want to live”. How can you explain the miracle that happened? The fetus moved his fingers while on general anesthesia. Is it in God’s divine intervention through Samuel that God wants to end abortion? Abortion in any aspect is an inhuman and a sinful act. It does not matter how old the fetus is inside your womb, once conceived they deserve to live.

After 2 December 1999 and after 6 years of living a miraculous life, Samuel is very much active and enjoys normal life with other boy’s of his age. The pictures are true and not edited by any powerful photo software. As matter of fact the parents of Samuel, the photographer and the doctor’s who performed the operation testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space about the photo and their experience with in Utero Surgery procedure.

8 comments:

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Jahzara said...

That upper left hand corner picture is not of Samuel. It's of Sarah Marie, who was also operated on for the same thing. I have a book about abortion and on the back cover they show the before and after photos.

http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Life-Answers-Pro-Choice-Arguments-Expanded/dp/1576737519

If you click on the picture of the book and choose back cover, you'll see that picture and Sarah's picture when she's 6 months old.

k-zumi said...

Uh... The doctor, Noel Tulipan took the hand out and put it in that position as a request of the photographer Michael Clancy, he didn't took it out.

Is just another meme.

k-zumi said...

With that last phrase I mean the fetus. Again the doctor took out the hand and put it in that position.

Michael Clancy said...

The doctor did not pose the picture! I took the picture and I was assaulted in the OR in a failed attempt to stop me from getting the picture. Dr. Bruner lied about the what happened and I could not legally say that if it wasn't true. Read my book, "The Hand of Hope The Story Behind The Picture" on Amazon if you want to know what really happened. Michael Clancy

Nikki said...

I completely agree with you
Mr.Clancy! You can tell in the picture on the left, that it is a different picture. I have used surgical gloves many times, and these two pictures show different gloves and different fitting gloves. The one of Dr Bruner's hands show non latex gloves and the other dr is wearing latex, and gloves are slightly looser than the other ones in the fingers (larger palms with shorter fingers). Furthermore, you can see that the arm is limp in the sarah marie picture, and the fist is clenching the dr's finger. Dr Bruner was probably afraid that the pro life group would kick up a fuss that the baby was moving, and not under anesthesia. So because he don't want to be sued for performing surgery on a non aesthetized human, he lied. I don't think he realizes that no one care's about that, really. The fact that it is a hand, and an arm in both of these pics tells me that it is a human being, therefore murder to abort them. The gov't is just trying to control population by allowing it.

Nikki said...

I completely agree with you
Mr.Clancy! You can tell in the picture on the left, that it is a different picture. I have used surgical gloves many times, and these two pictures show different gloves and different fitting gloves. The one of Dr Bruner's hands show non latex gloves and the other dr is wearing latex, and gloves are slightly looser than the other ones in the fingers (larger palms with shorter fingers). Furthermore, you can see that the arm is limp in the sarah marie picture, and the fist is clenching the dr's finger. Dr Bruner was probably afraid that the pro life group would kick up a fuss that the baby was moving, and not under anesthesia. So because he don't want to be sued for performing surgery on a non aesthetized human, he lied. I don't think he realizes that no one care's about that, really. The fact that it is a hand, and an arm in both of these pics tells me that it is a human being, therefore murder to abort them. The gov't is just trying to control population by allowing it.

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