Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Salvo -- Tepeyac Edition



1.

HIP HIP HORRAH
to the Virginia Knights of Columbus and the Supreme Council for donating a new 3D/4D ultrasound machine to Tepeyac Family Center. The addition of the new machine that images the baby in the womb not as a fuzzy blur like the old ultrasound machines, but as a real representation of the baby. It's not quite photograph quality, but close. I saw an image done on their machine of our friend's baby. So wonderful!

Gretchen Crowe from the Arlington Catholic Herald writes:
The machine was donated by the Knights of Columbus through a joint effort between the Virginia Knights and the Supreme Council, which matched the Virginia Knights’ funds as part of their Culture of Life Ultrasound Initiative. Terms of the initiative indicate that ultrasound machines may only be donated to pregnancy centers, so the Knights donated it to AAA Women for Choice in Manassas, who then donated it to Tepeyac. The working together of the Knights and the pregnancy center illustrates the relationship between the groups with Tepeyac and the mission of all parties to do whatever it takes to help women choose life for their babies. (read the whole story here.)
2.

WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANTS at Tepeyac Family Center in Fairfax, VA -- well, doesn't it just make sense that if I praise the Knights for providing a tool to help Dr. John Bruchalski and his dedicated team of physicians, practitioners and staff save babies, that I should also praise the actual practice for the work they do, too? Dr. Bruchalski, who established Tepeyac Family Center in 1993 in a small office in the home of his basement. Since that time, the practice has grown through God's grace to 6 OB/GYN physicians! Their help to the poor increased almost 200% in the last year according to the Tepeyac website. And, it is hard to say just how many babies have been saved from the scourge of abortion due to Tepeyac's commitment to the sanctity of life. God bless you all.

Photo courtesy of Tepeyac website


3.

WOOT!
to my friend and Tepeyac Board Member, Julie O'Donnell. Since Tepeyac seems to be my theme today for Sunday Salvo, I should tell you about this very special person with a love for life and a commitment to the Pro-life cause. Julie has her own business, a very creative re-purposing of old game pieces into beautiful jewelry. But, what makes this business even more special is that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her Baby Footprint Mini Domino Pendant found at Stamp 4 Life, her website for altered art jewerly, go to support Tepeyac Family Center. Now, that's doing faith & family right, Julie!

photo courtesy of Julie O'Donnell, Stamp 4 Life

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