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Compatible with Life

Compatible with Life

He was the much-anticipated baby, with a loving family waiting excitedly to welcome him.

Yet his complicated arrival, and the ensuing "Besurot tovot" wishes from the hospital staff, did not bode well...

With their baby diagnosed, soon after birth, with Trisomy 13 - a rare, chromosomal abnormality that is medically incompatible with life - Evan and Devorah Schendler found themselves living on the edge, vacillating between faith and despair, acceptance and denial.

In Compatible with Life, Devorah chronicles the roller coaster of events and emotions that was her family’s life during the fifty-one days that their baby, Netanel Yakir, lived in This World. But though their excruciating nisayon often had them gasping in pain, Devorah and her husband made the decision to grow, and not break, from it. There were difficult halachic questions that had to be asked, a slew of medical terms and apparatuses that needed to be learned, and a whole lot of emotional support that needed to be garnered for each affected family member - and the Schendlers did not shy away from any of it. With faith and determination, they gave their all to the nisayon, and found themselves being changed and lifted in the process.

This book will make you cry, but it will make you stretch and grow, too. For although Netanel Yakir Schendler's time in This World was all too brief, the ripples of bolstered emunah that he left behind were significant, infectious, and everlasting.

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