VANCOUVER, BC, June 22 (LSN) – Bert Renaerts, the adoptive father of abortion survivor Ximena Renaerts and many other special-needs children, has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome resulting in paralysis and respirator dependency. He has been in the Vancouver General Hospital Intensive Care Unit for 5 weeks. Physicians for Life has issued a nation-  wide call for prayer for the heroic father, his wife Margaret, and his entire family.  Ximena was born in December 1985 after a failed abortion attempt by her mother. Court documents indicate that at her birth Ximena was placed in a room “where dead fetuses were stored,” even though she was “moving, gasping, (and) crying weakly.” As a result of this horrendous treatment the Vancouver General Hospital was forced to pay an undisclosed settlement to Ximena last year but only after putting the family through a grueling legal battle.  In recognition of the wonderful pro-life spirit of this family, they have been awarded the annual Alliance for Life “Kurelek Award.”  For more on Ximena’s story see the Interim at:   A note of encouragement can be sent to:  The Renaerts, 8469 Banford Road; Chilliwack, BC V2P 5H4


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