Mom Refused To Abort Her Dying Baby, Then Her Baby Surprised Everyone

Definitely, Lydia is a miracle. Expected to live only a couple of months, the baby girl is now four years old. Ruth said: "Paul is my rock, and we are just living each day as it comes. From day one he said, 'Ruth, I just know she is going to be with us for a long time.'"

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The journey hasn't been easy. Lydia has gone through 40 surgeries and still cannot sit, stand, or walk. Everyday with their little girl is a blessing.

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Every day Paul and I wake up with Lydia we think, 'Yes!' We might not get her to five years old, we might not get her to six, but we live for now and take each day as it comes, Ruth said.

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This story is the most touching display of what love looks like - love for family, love for animals and love for your sister.
The 15-year-old Charlie Bear, who is battling a brain tumor, lived just long enough to see his owner get married earlier this month. Click through to read the whole story.

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When O'connell first met Charlie - a black lab abandoned in a shopping cart outside a groccery store, in an animal shelter where she worked, she decided to take him home. "He came in, and I was like, 'Yup. I'm taking this puppy home.'"

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The two of them grew up together and moved from New York to Colorado.

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