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The Greatest Blessing – Free Ultrasound for Ruth

Field Report by Dina Sleiman

EL SALVADOR – Ruth and Rene survive hand to mouth in El Salvador together with their young daughter Rebeca. Although Rene works hard as a mechanic, he barely makes enough for food, and certainly doesn’t earn enough for any extras.

When Ruth was expecting their second child, she would have loved an ultrasound to check the health of the baby, but the test, costing roughly $25, was more than her family could afford. Then Ruth learned that Operation Blessing provides ultrasounds in her area—for free.

Ruth receiving her free ultrasound.

However, a free ultrasound wasn’t the only surprise in store for Ruth. During the important health check, she discovered that she was expecting twins! “Now that I have come here, I have a huge surprise,” Ruth said, “but at the same time, the greatest blessing of my life…. I cannot believe this news. I have two lives inside me, and I didn’t even know.”

Free ultrasounds provided by friends like you help ensure the health of women and their unborn children. In this case, and it also gave Ruth and Rene time to prepare for their rapidly growing family.

Ruth said, “Thank God for putting Operation Blessing in my path, because there are many pregnant women who do not have the resources to get an ultrasound. Thank you for supporting us in this beautiful stage of life.”
You are blessing and empowering women around the world in so many vital ways. Thank you!

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