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    Her life began suddenly. After I experienced massive blood loss, a major abdominal surgery was the answer to combat what's called an abruption. The procedure went well, and besides the fact that she and I were connected to wires and machines, rather than each other, we were in great shape. The day the numbness wore off and I regained enough strength to stand, was the day I got to see her in the ICU. It was a moment I absolutely took for granted with my previous children.
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    Your photo is powerful — and then when I read your caption, I can feel what you wrote: "It was a moment I absolutely took for granted with my previous children." Thank you so much for sharing your story with us Lisa.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Apr 5, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2017
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D750
    Focal Length: 35 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
    Aperture: f/4
    ISO: 200
    Copyright: © Lisa Coker
    Categories: Black and White, People
    Assignments: Inspiring Experiences, The Gift of Life