This is the story of our precious baby boy, who was diagnosed prenatally at
17 weeks with a fatal chromosome disorder called Trisomy 13. Although
Jonathan's condition is considered "not compatible with life", we desired to give
him every chance at life. Our prayer is that those who are touched by our story
are drawn to God, who is Life Himself. John 14:6

To start at the beginning of our story, click here.


from our family to yours

we would like to thank YOU for all the love and encouragement you have shown us after the newspaper article was published. we never expected such a huge reaction to our story. thank you for all of your emails and blog comments. we have read each one and have been touched your sincere words of support. while it might not be possible for us to respond to each and every email or comment, please know that they really do mean so much to us and that you have blessed us tremendously. we hope you will continue to follow our story and pray for us. we still have a very tough road ahead and we could use all the prayers you are willing to offer up on our behalf.

with love and gratitude,
lauren, greg, and kate


  1. the strength that you share is wonderful,my prayers are with you and your family.

  2. i want to start by saying that your family is in my thoughts. i could not imagine being in your shoes and you are a very strong person for making the choices you have. i lost my daughter at 38 weeks to a cord accident in dec. 2006. she was 9 days from her due date. i didnt know in advance i was going to lose her, and i wish i had. by knowing that your sons situation, you can prepare for it. i try to remember as much as i can about my pregnancy, but theres not much i can remember except what i think was her last movement. keep your little angel as close to you for as long as you can. im glad you have a strong support system. my only advice for you is to take as many pictures as you can. i only held my angel for 4 hours after her birth. i was so distressed and in shock that i never even got a picture of myself holding her. that is my one regret. i will send a special prayer to my little angel tonight and ask her to look over your son. and on october 15th (pregnancy and infant loss awareness day), i will light a candle for him as well as my own angel. stay strong, have hope. you are in my thoughts. nicole clark