St. Gianna: Sacrifice
We often think of saints as men and women who lived long ago, but St. Gianna is a modern day saint who was not only a mother but also a pediatrician, athlete and tireless volunteer in her community. She made the ultimate sacrifice by giving her life so that her child could live. Diagnosed with a tumor on her uterus, she refused to have an abortion or hysterectomy and endured a painful and difficult pregnancy and childbirth. She died shortly after giving birth to her fourth child, also named Gianna, who is still alive today and very active in the pro life movement. Her feast day is celebrated on April 28th.