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Face of Pro-Life #158: Pre-Mature and Excelling

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Uploaded by AirMaria on Dec 2, 2011

Ave Maria! April Burke is a survivor of premature birth and discusses how she has survived and excelled even though being born at a stage of development when many are aborted under the excuse that she would be "unviable".  She was born 4-1/2 months early and weighed 1lb 13oz.  and spent 3 months in the hospital. Of all the many problems the doctor said she would have, including severe mental retardation and not being able to walk, the only problem she actually had was that her retina where detached and is legally blind. She discusses with hostess Corinn Dahm: How she spends time learning computers and doing volunteer work. Her advocacy for blind people. How she was adopted and how adoption is a great option. How her birth mother could have aborted her but bravely resisted. All the things she likes to do like hiking, rolling coasters, she even drove a car and a snowmobile and even bunji jumped at Lake Compounce. Her education at a mainstream public school and at college. The interesting questions and conversation she has because of her blindness. The many challenges she has being blind. How she embraces appreciates her life. Listen to her remarkable story. Ave Maria To Download Audio go to


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