I remember well sitting in church once while a guy filling in for our preacher shouted out his sermon, and shout is the appropriate word. He was telling a little story about some kid whose father was an alcoholic and how the little child would say “Wicky bad, Daddy! Wicky bad!”
I don’t remember the whole story because after fifty million of these, they all run together, but the idea was that the little child was leading his father to righteousness. What was memorable was the preacher yelling “Wicky bad!” and scaring most of the little kids in the audience. That’s all most of us remembered about the man. Not his name, nothing. Just the “Wicky bad” preacher.
There are entire books containing little stories like this for preachers to use. There are whole websites now devoted to them.
Some have attribution, but many, maybe most, do not. Really often, the preacher will alter the story making it sound as though he was the counselor or the witness to the events.
At any rate, they have a pattern. They always are tear-jerkers or cautionary tales. Come to Jesus now before this happens to you! Vote Republican because Democrats kill little babies!
But let’s look through this one because I feel badly that Nicole’s heart is breaking for no reason at all.
First, this wasn’t written by an American. The person writing uses British spelling (labour).
Second, if the person is an actual doctor, English is not his/her first language. If English is the person’s first language, he/she is not a doctor at all because nobody educated to that level would use such poor grammar or such inaccurate medical allusions (“fibroid melting”).
Third, there is no real reason given for why the woman supposedly died. “We lost her,” he says and that’s all.
Fourth, there are too many religious expressions. This is a sermon illustration, probably used for something like Mother’s Day, or perhaps as an anti-abortion campaign story. Examples are “give up the ghost” and “so many method [sic] known to man” and “barren” and “valley of death” and “giver of life” and “deliver your babies like the woman of Hebrew [sic].”
The person who wrote this was a preacher, not a doctor. And he isn’t an American preacher.
I bet this comes out of some third-world country. But mostly, I bet it never happened at all.
If Nicole’s heart is gonna break, it ought to be breaking with the guilt she feels for depriving her son of medical care to the point that he never breathed once.
Oh, and I was grown before it dawned on me that these stories were mostly all fake, and that there is a such a thing as good whiskey.