Pearl Joy Brown is the third child of Ruth and Eric Brown.
At the Browns’ 20-week prenatal appointment, Pearl was diagnosed with alobar holoprosencephaly (HPE), a neural disease with low chances of survival. Despite a grim prognosis and a doctor’s encouragement to induce labor and end the pregnancy, the Browns opted to embrace life and hope and carry Baby Pearl to term.
Pearl Joy Brown was born on Friday, July 27, 2012 — 4 lbs 3 oz, and very much alive.
This blog contains updates on Pearl’s condition and glimpses of the Brown’s inspiring faith both before and after her birth.
Thank you for reading, praying and sharing.