"I could feel the scalpel as it cut through me. Starting from my right hip bone, going all the way across to my left. The pain was enormous. I could feel my insides being brought outside of my body. It was horrifying. And the pain... was just unbearable... I tried to tell them I was hurting, but they didn't believe me. I went inside myself as much as I could in an attempt to escape it. I knew if I voiced my pain too loudly, I would be silenced by being put to sleep. And in my head I was screaming for them to do exactly that, but I knew if I did I wouldn't be able to see or hold my daughter right away. I knew I had to get through this for her. I had to stay awake..."
- Sarah, Harrisburg, PA