doctors and nurses wearing protective gear looked on last month, the
41-year-old mom got to hold her newborn daughter," stated a recent report
from Fox News.
Three days later, however, Crimm died. But her baby girl, Dottie Mae, is
alive. Dottie Mae is alive because her mother refused the cancer-fighting
treatments that might have saved her own life because she feared they would
risk the life of her unborn child.
Crimm, of Ryan, Okla., died from cancer that was in her head and neck. The
cancer was revealed by a CT scan a few months after she learned that she was
expecting a child. Her brother, Ray Phillips, told NewsOK.com that his
sister "agonized only for a while" before deciding against taking
potentially life-saving chemotherapy in hopes that she would deliver a
Dottie Mae had to be taken by cesarean section when Crimm collapsed in her
home due to the growing cancer. Crimm later regained consciousness and was
able to hold her newborn baby. Crimm died three days later. *
Essentially, Crimm gave her life so that her baby might live. Her selfless
love reflects the love that God has for you and me...
Even before we were born into the world and even though Jesus knew we would
sin (Romans 3:23), He died for us so that we might have forgiveness of sins
and eternal life (John 3:16).
He DIED for us so that we might LIVE eternally (1 Thessalonians 5:10).
God will grant forgiveness and life to those who: will place their faith and
trust in Jesus (Acts 16:30-31), turn from sin in repentance (Acts 17:30-31),
confess Jesus before men (Romans 10:9-10), and be baptized (immersed) into
Christ (Acts 2:38).
Jesus Christ made THE ultimate sacrifice (John 15:13) when He died on the
cross to pay for our sins (Ephesians 1:7). His "dying wish".... (see
Matthew 28:18-20) was that each one of us would accept His offer of
salvation on His terms.
David A. Sargent