|Ten Perfect Fingers
132 pages ISBN 1-884778-64-X LOC# 99-61500. To order your copy, send check
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Meet Mike and Brenda Winner. In the fifth month of her first pregnancy, Brenda discovered that she was carrying an anencephalic infant after having a routine ultrasound examination. Ten Perfect Fingers chronicles the Winner's efforts to establish the first medical protocol in American history to allow anencephalics to be used as organ donors.
It's one of those sterile, detached words
doctors use to lend distance to nature's more gruesome unpleasantries –
unpleasantries like a fetus whose neural tube fails to grow into a brain.
But for the parents of these doomed babies, it is much more than just a
medical term. Anencephaly is a shocking, 100% fatal reality. It is a reality
so shocking that almost everyone's first reaction is not to deal with it