The Vow

They were more than sure about each other. That is why they tied the knot just after a year of moving in together. The two made a very adorable pair. Whereas Sean, a devoted and strict police officer had a great sense of responsibility, Heather, a business office manager working in an ambulance company was known for having a warm heart, sweet nature and lively spirit. Both of them owned different qualities that completed each other. After having a blissful relationship, they were leading a successful married life. They had everything except one thing. Now, just like every other couple all, they longed for was to have a baby. Little did they know that their innocent desire was going to turn their life upside down.

Sean and Heather Brown Story

Expanding The Family

Everybody knew about Heather’s love for children. Sean was more than confident that Heather would make world’s best mum. Not just Sean but everyone who had observed Heather interacting with small-sized miracles claimed that she would pull all the duty of a mother perfectly. Heather had a boundless affection for children. She always wanted to have a baby and especially after marriage her desire to mother her baby increased to a higher level. So, Heather and Sean began to wait impatiently for the day when they would get blessed with that “good news.” After a long wait, they eventually got a news but that was not good in any sense! The news shocked them completely.

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The Problem!

Their blissful life got shattered when they learned that Heather was having a problem in conceiving. In order to get the problem redressed, they consulted many doctors and underwent many tests. Unfortunately, all the doctors and tests only asserted the problem. Driven by hope and desire they kept on consulting doctors despite negative results. It went like this for six months until their doctor told them probably the worst news of their life. The doctor confirmed that Heather can never conceive as she is not fertile enough. It was the most unwanted moment of their life that stripped them of all their happiness. But they had no idea it was just the tip of the iceberg, there was something bigger coming their way.

Sean and Heather Brown Story


Luckily this news was a good one or should I say the best one for the couple! After years of trying and praying, Heather was finally pregnant. When the doctor confirmed her pregnancy to the pair, they just could not believe. Both of them were completely taken by the information. The news had completely taken over them. It would not be an exaggeration to say that it was nothing short of a miracle for the couple. Their prayers finally had been answered. Eventually, they had all their happiness and life back. What else could they ask for? With this news, another chapter of their life had started that was replete with several shocking twists and turns.

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Home Alone!

Sean had finally gone to Afghanistan and Heather was home all alone. During the time of pregnancy, Heather faced many complications because of her high blood pressure. She started experiencing persistent dizziness. She was 34 weeks pregnant when she started facing these troubles what was more horrifying was the thing that her husband was not around to take care of her. These occasional headaches began to persist longer. To a certain extent she ignored these symptoms but soon her lightheadedness turned into something horrible!

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The Unexpected Twist

Heather got struck with brain aneurysm. She was immediately taken to the hospital. A brain aneurysm is a disease affecting the brain of a human body. It is caused when the weak point of the blood vessel in the wall of the brain that bulges due to the constant flow of blood. In some cases, the knot can grow up to the size of a  berry. It sometimes proves fatal as it makes the patient slip into an indefinite coma. Heather went into the coma due to this illness. The doctor had to perform emergency C-section surgery. Surgery was risky as it increased the chances of her losing her unborn baby!


It was a moment of uncertainty for Heather. She had high chances of losing her life and her child’s both. She laid unconscious in the hospital bed with no idea of what was going on. The doctors too were not sure whether Heather would be able to survive this terrifying situation. Despite the uncertainty, the doctors went for the surgery. No doubt, it was a very risky decision. And what was more unfortunate that her husband Sean was not there to take care of her. But fortunately, the decision of doctors proved right and she and her child survived the operation. Sean was away from Heather unaware of the tragic situation of his wife and was battling for his own life. On the other hand, though the operation was successful, there was something that was still grossly wrong.

What Other’s Were Thinking?

The family was also suffering a financial setback due to continuous medicine expenses of Heather. It was getting difficult for Sean to control the expenses. Those who saw him suffering developed a deep sense of respect for the man. Soon the heart-melting story of this army officer and his ill wife spread like fire. Every individual who heard the news felt bad about them. Not just that some local people came forward to help the family financially by organized charities. Along with that, some showed their support for the family by tying yellow ribbons outside their homes till the time Heather does not wake up. The question was would she wake up ever?

Sean and Heather Brown Story

Looking Forward

Heather is very happy after having his wife coming back from the coma. But there is a long way to go. The prolonged incident has taught him a lot in life. He says “I take it day by day. I can’t dwell on the future – what it needs to be or what it can be. I try to take it for what it is” He adds further “Going through something like this makes you realize what you appreciate in life…” Sean is impatiently looking forward to the day when his wife would rise from the bed and would fill the house with her careless laughter and chatters just like she used to do before her illness. He really hopes!

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She Speaks

It happened when Heather as always was lying on the bed and John was standing next to her. He was waving goodbye when something magical happened. Heather surprised everyone when she finally uttered something for the first time in years. You won’t believe what she said? She took the name of her son “John.” Whereas John was learning to utter “momma”, his momma took his name first after years of silence. At that time John was only a year old. Sean, on the other hand, could not believe that she actually spoke up.

Sean and Heather Brown Story

Best Gift Ever

Coincidently, John’s birthday was around the corner when for the first time Heather spoke his name. No doubt, John had received his best gift from his mother. He for the first time had heard his momma’s voice. Even though she was lying on the bed, she made her son’s first birthday special by calling him by his name. It was not the best gift for John alone but for his father too.