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Changing the narrative surrounding genetic anomalies from HEARTACHE to HOPE
Verity’s Village provides support for families who receive a life-limiting diagnosis for their babies. Our private support group lets you ask questions and connect with others going through a similar journey so that you don’t feel so alone.
Support for families with a life-limiting diagnosis for their babies.
“During the second half of our pregnancy and during Aaron’s short 6 days of life, he taught us so much about hope, strength, faith, unconditional love and how to appreciate every moment of life regardless of your circumstances. We were so blessed to have had Aaron in our lives, even if it was so short. We are forever changed by his love and the love and support we found in this group. If you are just starting your journey, know that you are not alone.” –Jade T
“I’m going to tell you all, this journey is not easy. None of it is. But no matter the outcome, it’s all worth it. All of it. I’d do it again to have that time with my boy again. He was the most beautifully perfect baby I’ve ever seen.
I praise God today, instead of letting the grief sweep me away, that I got to be Rhett’s mama. That I got to know his precious face and rub my cheeks on all his hair.” –Jen B
“I am grateful for the ten minutes that I had with her because it made it all worth it.” Alayia’s love for her precious daughter, Journee Miracle, shines so powerfully in this beautiful photo. Journee’s rare diagnosis of Trisomy 1q is an example of one of the life-limiting diagnoses families in our support network have faced.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE
Carrying a baby with a life-limiting diagnosis is not easy, and neither is raising a child with special needs. It truly does take a village to support families with a life-limiting diagnosis for their babies. If you or someone you love has received a prenatal diagnosis, we would love to be part of your village! Reach out and let us know how we can help you. We have a free welcome package so that you can have practical resources right at your fingertips.
A Little About Us
Hi…I’m Beverly Jacobson. Can I be real with you?
Our 9th child pushed me over the edge. I never planned to be a mama of many, let alone a fragile baby who wasn’t expected to live past her first birthday. But there I was, feeling overwhelmed, trying to homeschool plus learn how to be Verity’s mama. I lived in fear that our fragile little baby would succumb to statistics and die. (Spoiler alert: she’s doing amazing!)
I remember those days so vividly: I felt drained. The pressure, anxiety, and depression took me to disturbing places, and I was scared nothing would ever feel normal again…in our marriage, in our family, or in our everyday world. It was a dark, difficult time.
Now? Well, I’m not saying everything is perfect. But we are in such a different place than we were during the days of fear and uncertainty. And now Verity’s Village exists to support families who receive a life-limiting diagnosis for their babies, who feel overwhelmed by the thought of starting a journey they never asked to take, who feel swallowed up by their circumstances and wonder if they will ever feel normal again…if it’s possible to ever feel JOY again.
YES!! It IS possible! My family and I are living proof! Having a child with an unexpected diagnosis does not have to mean all the negative things you’ve been told will happen. While no one can guarantee the outcome of your journey, we CAN tell you that there are immeasurable opportunities for growth, hope, and joy ahead of you…not to mention a love you never would have imagined.
Come…take this journey with us! Don’t focus any longer on the fear and uncertainty. If you’ve been given a life-limiting diagnosis for your baby, let us walk with you from DIAGNOSIS to DELIVERY and beyond.
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