Pro-life Sidewalk Counselor Helps Save Baby’s Life, Now 15 Years Old
By Kirk Barker, Founder Cameron’s Chance Pro-life Advocacy
I was a non-believer most of my life. I had turned my back on God. I denied God. Then one day God showed me I was wrong. Fifteen years ago my wife was pregnant with our son. She became very sick and lost 42 pounds in one month. My wife was hospitalized most of this time. Eventually our doctor told us, “There is nothing more that I can do. If you don’t terminate the pregnancy, you will die.” Unfortunately, we took his advice. We got the procedure set up and went to the abortion center the day of the procedure. I thank God for the pro-life supporter on the sidewalk that day. He pleaded with us not to go through with the procedure. We told him what was happening to my wife. He apologized and prayed for us, but we continued into the abortion center anyway.
Just moments before we were about to sign what we now call the death certificate for our son, God intervened. My wife looked at me and said, “I don’t care if I die. I am not going to kill our baby.” We got up and walked out. Two weeks later, God healed my wife. Today we have an awesome 15-year-old son whom we love dearly. We can never go back and thank that person on the sidewalk, so we share our story to thank them and others. We wrote a tribute to them and to others who pray on the sidewalk. That tribute reads:
We will never know your name. You may not even know that God placed you there to save our son. It was your prayers that helped save our son. Words can never express our gratitude for what you have done. Let the words of this message be a constant reminder of the great work that you do, to be a reminder that you made a difference. We didn’t know who you were, but you cared for us as if we were your own. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.