Going just that one step further

How often have we wanted to grant someone's wish, especially if it is a wish to do what most of us take for granted and is such a "simple" thing.  That is the position one obgyn doctor found himself in.  His patient a pregnant woman was blind and wished she could see what her unborn child looked like when she came for her first sonogram.

Tatiana Guerra didn’t think she could look forward to the moment many parents anticipate when they see their unborn child for one of the first times.  But little did Guerra know what a surprise she was in for when she got to “see” her baby boy, Murilo in a way she probably never would have expected.

Guerra, who was 20-weeks pregnant at the time of her sonogram visit, lost her sight when she was 17.  Now 30, Guerra could only imagine what Murilo looks like now and what he’ll look like once he’s born.

“Mommy can’t wait to feel your little body, your little face, your little hands,” Guerra says in a video uploaded to YouTube April 30.

She then describes to the doctor how she imagines her baby boy will feel: ”His nose like a little potato, a small mouth, a chubby little hand.”

The doctor tapped into 3D printing to create an engraved image of Guerra’s son from her sonogram and took it back to the mom-to-be so that she could “see” her son for the first time.

“That’s an image of your son. See if he feels the way you think he does,” the doctor tells her as he places the engraved image in her hands.

But before Guerra feels the actual 3D-printed sonogram of Murilo she reads a message in braille.

“I am your son,” she says, laughing and crying all at all once.

See the incredible and awe-inspiring moment a blind mother “sees” her unborn son for the very first time:

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Comments (14)

  1. fierylady

    What a beautiful thing to do!

    May 10, 2015
    1. SEC

      Indeed, he didn’t have to but he did

      May 10, 2015
  2. Bettymom

    What a wonderful doctor! That was so kind.

    May 11, 2015
    1. SEC

      Yes indeed a certain gem!

      May 11, 2015
  3. noahbody

    Oh dear Lord… like total tears…. how unbelievably beautiful!

    May 11, 2015
    1. SEC

      for sure

      May 11, 2015
  4. willsblog

    Children are a special blessing from God. Certainly this story shows that this woman and her doctor KNOW how precious and special children are.

    May 11, 2015
    1. SEC

      It also demonstrates compassion in the heart of the doctor

      May 11, 2015
      1. willsblog

        So if this doctor shows “compassion” for allowing a blind woman to “see” her soon to be newborn baby, what are the doctors who practice abortion?

        May 11, 2015
        1. SEC

          You don’t have to ask me that, I’m sure you have more than a good idea on my thoughts on that topic

          May 11, 2015
          1. willsblog

            It was more of an academic question to make readers think than it was aimed at you personally. Yes, I believe I know how you would answer that question, pretty much the same as I would answer it.

            May 11, 2015
            1. SEC

              some how the font selection for comments tends not to facilitate rhetorical or sarcastical commentary. One sometimes ends up flipping a coin on which is what

              May 11, 2015
            2. willsblog

              Very true. I apologize for the misrepresentation anyway.

              May 12, 2015
  5. belladora

    Compassion is such a healthy emotion to have. There is no better feeling than making someone else happy if you have the power to do that. It was a selfless act of kindness.

    May 15, 2015