The task of taking care of a fresh new life for the next 18 years until it blossoms into a mature adult is one of the most difficult occupations in the world. And even when those 18 years have passed, your work isn’t ended yet; it just shifts gears. Parenthood is one of the most incredible adventures a person can go on, despite the numerous challenges and obstacles they will face along the way.
Our preschoolers are taught how to properly utilize seatbelts while seated in their booster seats after they have been properly secured in their newborn car seats. We force fruits and vegetables into them, supplement their health with vitamins, ensure that they have a consistent sleep pattern, and caution them against engaging in certain behaviors out of concern that they may sustain some kind of injury.
But whatever happens, in the end, it’s all up to God.
Coralynn Eve Sobolik had been the center of attention for a couple from Iowa who had devoted the previous year to pampering and guarding their cherished daughter. Despite this, she became infected with a dangerous illness that took Cora’s health away very swiftly.
She was diagnosed with parainfluenza and began to develop severe problems almost immediately. Meagan and Paul, the baby’s parents, saw that their daughter was having trouble breathing, so they took her to the nearest hospital as soon as they could.
Because Cora’s situation was becoming worse by the second, it was decided to take her to the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, which is located in the state of Minnesota. However, before they could transport her, they had to sedate her and intubate her, but while they were doing those things, her heart stopped pumping.
Nearly twenty-five minutes were spent by the medical professionals performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on Cora as Meagan, Paul, and Cora’s grandmother watched helplessly. Once she was able to regain her composure, Cora was hurried to the hospital. Once there, the attending physicians reported that Cora’s heart and echocardiography were normal; however, a CAT scan revealed that Cora had in fact had brain damage.
Even though Paul and Meagan were aware that when Cora awoke, she wouldn’t be the same young girl they’d known and loved for the previous year, they didn’t let that change their feelings for her.
The only thing they wanted was for their little child to open her eyes, gaze at them, give them a hug, and take their hands in hers. They never had the opportunity to do so.
Overnight and during the next day, Cora’s health continued to deteriorate. The news that Meagan and Paul received was devastating, and it came to them at 4:45 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. There was no sign of life in Cora.
“I collapsed on my knees, sobbing and pleading with God to take it away, but he wouldn’t listen.” After that, I had a numb feeling all over my body and a sense of emptiness.”
During such an overwhelming period of bereavement and loss, the couple clung to one another for support. However, there was a glimmer of optimism in the distance. They came to the conclusion that even if Cora hadn’t come back to them, she could still go on with her life. According to what they told People, they made the decision to give her organs to other children who still had a chance of survival. Meagan posted their choice on Facebook and explained their reasoning.
Observe how amazing individuals gather around Cora to say their goodbyes to her before she donates her organs to help save the lives of others. However, be sure you have some tissues on hand, and keep in mind that this will be a challenging film to watch.