“I was set on having an abortion and visited a clinic in New York, where they convinced me that (my pregnancy) was no big deal. That it was like an alien in my body. But then I wanted to see what it looked like, so I had an ultrasound at Hopeline after people at the hospital told me about it. As soon as I heard the heartbeat, the tears came. I realized this is a living being…. and you don’t kill a living thing. At that moment, I decided to keep my baby and go through any of the hardships that may come. Now the people at Hopeline pray for my son. If it weren’t for them, I would have aborted my baby.” – Ana Lopez, 30, single mother of Nicholas, who was born July 2017 and had to have a corneal transplant before he was six months old.