Mother of severely disabled baby defends herself against those who said she should have had an abortion

"This is the way God decided to bring her to us."


The mother of a baby who was born with no arms or legs hit back against online trolls who left nasty comments on her post and called her "selfish" for not getting an abortion.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, 24-year-old Kiara Duprey said her eight-month-old daughter Arianna is "beautiful no matter what" and can now sit up and hold a bottle by herself.

Duprey and her husband, 21-year-old Javier Floreniani, were told at 12 weeks that their child's limbs were not developing normally. Doctors originally assumed she had Roberts syndrome and would not make it to term, but instead, she was diagnosed with transverse limb deficiency.

"They thought she would mostly likely die and be stillborn," Duprey told the outlet. "Right away I was asked if I wanted to terminate."

"God did this for a reason," she said. "This is the way God decided to bring her to us. Just because she's coming a little different doesn't mean I should abort her."

Pointing to the cruel comments she received online, Duprey noted, "It was hard at first."

"I'm trying to teach her that not everybody in his world is cruel," She expressed.

A misconception that Duprey thinks those who leave mean comments online have is that Arianna is unable to move, but that is not the case.

"She can move," Duprey said. "She does everything a normal kid does."

"Right now she is trying to lift her head up when lying down," she noted, "She's very determined. When her pacifier falls out she tries to put it back in her mouth."

The family is currently waiting to see when Arianna will be eligible to get prosthetics.

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