A dad-to-be has shared a heartbreaking tribute to his "brave, tough and incredible" wife.
When Royce Young and his wife found out their baby Eva is growing without a brain they were advised to terminate the pregnancy.
Instead, Keri decided then and there that she would carry her daughter to full-term and donate her organs.
In awe of his wife, Royce posted an incredibly touching tribute which was shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page.
‘The other night, before I left for New Orleans, I was watching my beautiful wife sleep peacefully on the couch,’ the post begins.
‘I looked at her laying there, her belly big with our daughter kicking away, a daughter that won't live more than a few days, and it just overwhelmed me of how incredible this woman is.’
He added: ‘I thought back to the moment where we found out Eva wasn't perfect, and how literally 30 seconds after our doctor told us our baby doesn't have a brain, somehow through full body ugly crying, Keri looked up and asked, 'If I carry her full term, can we donate her organs?'
‘In literally the worst moment of her life, finding out her baby was going to die, it took her less than a minute to think of someone else and how her selflessness could help,’ he said.
'It's one of the most powerful things I've ever experienced.’
As the ‘finish line’ approaches, they know it comes at a cost.
"We'll go to the hospital for a birth, and go home without a baby."
He finished his post describing just how remarkable his wife really is.
‘She's TOUGH. She's BRAVE. She's incredible. She's remarkable. She's cut from a different cloth, combining wit, beauty, courage, silliness, character and integrity into one spectacular woman.
‘And somehow, she's my wife. Not that I needed some awful situation like this to actually see all of that, but what it did was make me want to tell everyone else about it.’
This article first appeared on Practical Parenting.