The phenomenal Margaret Bradford with her youngest son Gavin (1) . Margaret is also the birth mother to Alex (4.5) and Xavier (2.5). Margaret was 16 when she got pregnant for the first time as the result of a rape. She was in an abusive relationship at the time and knew that having a child would only provide a means for the abuse to continue so she chose to give him a better life. Margaret had a trying pregnancy with her second son but he is a spunky, healthy boy today. All of Margaret's babies have arrived preterm and spent time in the NICU. She learned in utero that her youngest, Gavin had a heart defect and was initially told his condition was incompatible with life and she should terminate but she refused. Doctors presume that Gavin may have an underlying syndrome causing his health issues but insurance will not cover the genetic testing to determine what it is. He just underwent his first open heart surgery and has had to be tube fed since due to issues with aspirating. Margaret was able to breastfeed and pump for his first few months until she slipped into a diabetic coma and had to be hospitalized herself. It was so wonderful to work with this amazing family, you can read more about their journey and Gavin's progress at Overcoming CHD with Gavin.