Posted on May 13, 2016

Conn. Pregnant Woman with Zika Wants to Keep Baby: ‘It’s What God Has Given Me’

Fox News Latino, May 9, 2016

A 17-year-old pregnant girl from Connecticut whose Zika diagnosis was confirmed last week is requesting people’s financial help through a GoFundMe page because she has decided to keep the baby–at approximately 10 weeks of gestation, the baby is at high risk of having cerebral damage.

“Being young and pregnant is one thing, but now I am still pregnant and young but going through the worst time ever with the news about me having Zika,” Sara Mujica wrote on the crowdfunding page which asks for $50,000 for medical expenses.

“Every donation will be helpful & I am so grateful. I have decided to keep my baby , because it’s what God has given to me & I do NOT believe in abortion,” she wrote.

As of Monday afternoon, the page “Care for Baby with Zika Infection” had raised $460.


Mujica, who is Catholic, said she weighed her risks and decided to keep the baby.

“This is my blessing. This is my miracle,” she said. “I have a cousin who has Down syndrome and he is so smart and l love him so much. I would never give up a Down syndrome child or a child with birth defects.”

Mujica is now back in Honduras, planning her upcoming wedding to Cruz. According to the news affiliate, Cruz doesn’t have a visa to travel to the U.S.