She's a survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system that inhibits the body's ability to fight infection.
Aberli Spear's story is a miracle.
Spear is a survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system that inhibits the body's ability to fight off infection. Sadly, the chances of Spear and her partner, Hank, becoming biological parents was reduced, given the kind of aggressive treatment she had to go through.
But you know what they say, there's always light at the end of the tunnel. Not only did Spear and Hank become parents, but the birth of their first child also happened on a very special date, according to PEOPLE.
The family from North Carolina welcomed their blessing, daughter Judah Grace Spear, on February 22, 2022 (2/2/2022), at 2:22 a.m. on the dot. Not only that, but the delivery happened in the hospital's labor and delivery room No. 2.
"Today is an extra special 'twos-day' for this newborn and her family!" Cone Health Alamance Regional Medical Center wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday. "Judah Grace Spear was born on 2/22/22 at 2:22 a.m. at Alamance Regional Medical Center – in labor and delivery room 2!"
"Baby Judah is an answered prayer for her family," Cone Health continued in their social media post. "Mom Aberli is a Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor, and the necessary cancer treatments she went through made pregnancy unlikely."
"But the family continued to pray for a little one – and today their prayer was answered!" they added. "Judah" means "praise," a name that "fits her story perfectly," the hospital explained. "She is a blessing for her family!" they continued in their Facebook post. "We are so happy for this sweet family! Happy birthday, Judah Grace!
Meanwhile, Grandma Kristi Engelbrecht told WFMY that Spear's cancer battle lasted six years up until 2020. "Judah is a reminder of all things good, God's promises kept, and a community pulling together for the good of one another," Engelbrecht told the news station, which reported that Aberli and Judah are in good health.
February 22, 2022, is being referred to by many on social media as "two's day." Also, it was on a Tuesday, which makes it all the more fascinating. It is surely a unique date, as it is made up of all twos when written as 2/22/22.
When written numerically, too, the date is a palindrome, since it reads the same way forward and backward. However, one must wait for a minimum of four centuries for a palindrome date, as the next time a "2/22/22" will occur on a Tuesday won't be until the year 2422, according to the National Weather Service.
Cover Image Source: Facebook | Alamance Regional Medical Center