Choosing to become a mother is perhaps one of the most beautiful and selfless things a person can do.
This 40-year-old single woman knew she wanted a baby, and when chance blessed her with one that had down syndrome, she accepted him with her whole heart.
Doctors consider women who are pregnant over the age of 35 as advanced age or geriatric pregnancies. Research over the years has shown that the chances of complications in childbirth or fetal development are much higher in geriatric pregnancies.
Michele Elizaga was well aware of these risks when she decided to become a mother at 40 years old. The year she turned 40, like an epiphany, she knew what she wanted something more from her life than it currently offered.