Annabelle Marie Roos was born on December 29, 2014 to Tricia and Jonas Roos. In June of 2014, she was diagnosed with full Trisomy 18 - a rare genetic disorder (1/6,000) that affects every cell in her body. She also has a two chamber heart.
Doctors gave the Roos family very little hope and even suggested terminating her at 12 weeks gestation.
Despite her diagnosis, God provided miracle after miracle. She was born at 38 weeks via c-section weighing 3 lbs 13 ounces, 17.5 inches long.
With little strength and no ability to suck or swallow, she survived 50+ hours with no food. We almost lost her several times on her 2nd day of life.
Then, on New Year's Eve, God did a miracle and gave her the ability to swallow! She started taking small amounts of milk and on New Year's Day we got to enjoy her sweet presence with less complications.
On Jan. 2, the Roos' were released from Baylor Hospital in Dallas, TX to spend the rest of Annabelle's life at home with their family, including their 3 year old son Cameron.
On Jan. 5, around 12:15am and after 150 hours of life, Annabelle was carried into heaven to be with Jesus. She passed away peacefully and in the arms of her loving family. God answered every prayer for Annabelle that we asked and now she is completely healed and whole.
Her life has been a bright light to thousands. She increases our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and allows us to see how absolutely beautiful God creates every child.
Cameron's Song to Annabelle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk9ECX-Pwy8&feature=youtu.be
Prior to her arrival, Annabelle made headlines with her story here: http://www.wfaa.com/story/sports/high-school/2014/09/12/bishop-lynch-volleyball-coach-opts-to-take-baby-with-disorder-to-term/15496687/
And Here: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/white-rock-east-dallas/headlines/20140923-bishop-lynch-coachs-courage-despite-babys-defect-inspires-team.ece
And Here: http://www.christianexaminer.com/article/a.coachs.courage/47462.htm
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