Michelle Lui with her daughter Avery, who spent the first two weeks of her life in hospital after being growth restricted in the womb. The Canadian Martyrs parishioner says the message behind her new book is that “babies all thrive in their own ways, and life is beautiful as it is.” (Contributed photo).

‘Life is beautiful as it is’: baby’s hospital stay inspires Richmond mom’s book celebrating life

Lui’s passion to write was inspired by her experiences with her daughter, Avery, who was growth restricted in the womb and spent the first two weeks of her life in the BC Women’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit.  Lui hopes the colourful, animated story will help people – young and old – appreciate the sanctity of life as well as the importance of not making comparisons between children. 

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