A true miracle story for Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s daughter after Doctors ruled she was Going to Die

Written by on March 10, 2022

“Your baby is going to die.” These words shattered Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (R-Wa.) reality. The expectant mother had just publicly announced her pregnancy and, only days later, faced the unthinkable.

Beutler’s unborn daughter, Abigail, was diagnosed during an anatomy scan around the 22-week gestational period with Potter’s syndrome, a rare disease characterized by a lack of amniotic fluid and kidney deficiency.

Doctors said the condition would be fatal — but Beutler trusted God and proved everyone wrong.

But just as Beutler had prayed, her daughter survived. And eight years later, Abigail is flourishing, defying all the odd imaginable.

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., center, accompanied Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., left, holds her daughter Abigail, during a markup hearing on FY2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, FY2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill; and Interim Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY2018, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The grateful congresswoman continues to advocate for families in similar circumstances. Abigail’s survival, aside from being momentous and miraculous, has now opened the door for other unborn babies in need of lifesaving treatment.

In the end, Beutler said she has a message for families faced with similar plights: Don’t give up and fight for your child.

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