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Season 2

May 26, 2020

Blind Mother Raises Blind Children with Ashley Wayne

Ashley Wayne shares her story of facing down her fear of being blind and becoming a mother. And now, she has two blind children and a newborn. EPISODE SUMMARY Part I The gift of sight was always seen as a luxury to Ashley up ...

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May 19, 2020

The Responsibility of Fatherhood with Mathew Passy

Mathew Passy’s 4-month old daughter was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, a rare but treatable disease, bringing immediacy to the role and responsibility of fatherhood. EPISODE SUMMARY Part I •The story opens with Mathew a...

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May 12, 2020

Facing Miscarriage with Lorna Rose

Lorna Rose was three-months pregnant when a routine blood test revealed a genetic disorder in her unborn child which carried a high risk of miscarriage at any point in the pregnancy. The daily grieving led to finding her voic...

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May 5, 2020

Down Syndrome, Autism and Peace with Kip Morse

Kip Morse's first daughter, Allison, was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth and later, autism. Tremendous behavioral issues forced him into being the family's peacekeeper. Now he's finally finding peace as his daughter rea...

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April 28, 2020

Two Children with Rare Diseases with Rachel Poysky

Rachel Poysky shares her Belly story of raising two children with rare diseases. Her greatest fears about the health of her son, Joel, were affirmed when she pulled into the driveway and her husband was waiting for her with n...

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April 21, 2020

Three Children with Special Needs with Laura Hernandez

Now a mama to 10 kiddos, Laura Hernandez faced and met the overwhelming challenges when her family added three adopted children that would all eventually be diagnosed with intellectual delay (mental retardation) and fetal alc...

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April 14, 2020

Being A Mother with Sharon Eisenhauer

Sharon Eisenhauer had to heal the wound of her relationship with her own mother before she could break out of the mold of motherhood to find joy in her relationship with her adopted daughter. Sharon and her wife adopted their...

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April 7, 2020

Two Children Murdered with Charlotte Austin-Jordan

The day after Mother’s Day in 1988, Charlotte's only daughter, Ja’Mee, was murdered at the age of 13 in a case of mistaken identity by five gang members. Then again in 1996, Charlotte’s 25 year-old son Corey was also killed b...

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March 24, 2020

Season 2: For Love of My Child

Each Belly of the Beast Life Story illustrates the nature of transformation through the story of a real person. Season 2 is curated by the theme - For Love of My Child. All stories are by parents who have faced and overcome t...

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