Human Defense Initiative is excited to announce our latest fundraiser for an expecting mother in need!
Patrina is a 19-year-old expecting mother and will soon be welcoming her first child, a baby girl. Patrina actually became pro-life thanks to Human Defense Initiative. When she first found out she was pregnant she was 18 going on 19 — and was terrified. However, she ultimately chose life for her preborn daughter.
“Your page was the reason I became pro-life. Never in a million years did I think I would say that but I read all the articles you put up and my fiancé has always been pro-life. When I first got pregnant I was 18 turning 19 and it makes me disgusted that abortion even became a thought in my mind. When I heard my baby’s heartbeat I knew I couldn’t end this life. Yes, I was scared but I knew God wouldn’t give me something I couldn’t handle,” Patrina told our Executive Director via our crisis text hotline.
Patrina also credits the quotes we upload to Instagram for her change of heart.
“A lot [changed my mind] and mostly the quotes you put up! I really didn't know that abortions where allowed up until 20 something weeks and I never believed life started at conception (ignorance). I always had the "well getting an abortion at 8-12 weeks isn't bad because it's a clump of cells" mindset! And I look back now and I knew as soon as I was pregnant it was a life (I was 5 weeks when I found out). I started following your page not long ago and literally went through most of your posts and I wanted to change my mindset too and your page helped. Like I said I cry thinking about how I wanted to abort it's crazy when you actually feel the baby kick and squirm around in there. Now I'm so dumbfounded and would never support abortion again! So glad I didn't [have an abortion], she has her dad's nose and I'm glad God blessed me with her!”
Patrina’s story is one that we hear frequently, which provides evidence that when given the proper life-affirming information and hearing the truth about abortion, hearts can be completely transformed and lives can be saved. That is why we must never give up and always stand up for the preborn — the most vulnerable among us — who cannot fight for themselves.
While Patrina does have a few baby items, her due date is quickly approaching at the end of October.
Let’s help her with remaining items she needs and is struggling to provide – a crib, crib mattress, bathtub, bottles, diapers, and other baby care items as well as some postpartum supplies.
Sometimes expecting mothers need a helping hand. Here at Human Defense Initiative, we want all mothers to feel confident that they have what they need to love and provide for their babies.
Let’s show Patrina and her daughter some love and support during this next journey in their lives!
To donate, click the link to the registry below. Make sure to click "gift address" under shipping at the checkout to ensure the gift ships directly to Patrina. Thank you so much for your support in advance! Group gifting is also enabled on the more expensive items so you can donate toward those gifts!
Update: This registry is now complete thanks to our wonderful donors! We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated to or shared Patrina's registry! Please check our donation page HERE for future fundraisers!