It is said that parenthood brings with it unconditional love towards another being.
A couple experienced it when they first saw their newborn baby. Shareably reported that the shock that they felt initially it did not stop them from accepting her.
Courtney and Evan Westlake lived a happy life with their son, Connor. When the couple realized that they would be parents for the second time, they could not contain their excitement.
They started looking forward to welcoming their baby girl ad planned their new life.
‘I’ll have to learn to braid hair now.’
Evan Westlake, Shareably, January 10, 2018.
Things were going as planned even as Courtney got closer and closer to her due date. The numerous checkups on the baby showed normal growth. The doctors did not have any concerns.
The couple could not wait to meet their little one, whom they chose to call Brenna.
On the day of the delivery, the situation changed drastically. As their daughter took her first breaths, they noticed that there was something different about her – she was covered in thick white scales.
There were other concerns too. Brenna could hardly move, while her body temperature was extremely high and there were sores all over her body. The parents were devastated.
She suffered from a hereditary disease called Harlequin ichthyosis. The doctors explained that her body produced skin 10 times faster than normal growth. Brenna needed intensive care immediately with slim chances of survival.
The mother could not even hold her baby for two weeks after she was born. However, Courtney did not give up hope. The two knew that Brenna was a gift in their lives and showered her with unconditional love, according to the source.
Their son he in love with his little sister in no time. The family decided that they would not let anything get in the way of their happiness.
Eventually, Brenna grew stronger by the day. Her parents revealed that she loves going to the park with them.
Courtney is grateful that her she has Brenna as her daughter and wishes other parents would teach their children that it does not matter how one looks and that everyone is unique.