The couple had been anxiously awaiting the birth of their baby. There was no sonogram picture of him, so their first glimpse occurred after he had been delivered.
They were shocked by what they saw.
He had been born without arms and with shortened legs. This was not what they had expected.
The doctor had worked heroically to ensure that the baby would be born and that his mother would survive. However, after the physician determined to himself that the baby would be “better off dead,” little Chet McDoniel was placed in a crib in a corner of the room and left to die.
But Chet survived. In fact, he thrived. Full story.