The Thing This Brussels Survivor Did for Her Unborn Child Will Make You Cry

March 25th 2016

Danielle DeCourcey

Who would you call first if you survived a near death experience? What if the person wasn’t born yet? Brussels bombing survivor Sneha Mehta's first instinct was to speak to her unborn child, and so she wrote a letter instead. The letter is now going viral.

Mehta and her husband Sameep Mehta just walked off a plane in Brussels on Tuesday, when the bombs went off and the ceiling started falling on their head, according to CNN.

They ran out of the airport, into a cab and then straight to the hospital. Her baby was okay but, Mehta was shaken, and when she got home to Antwerp, Mehta wanted to preserve her feelings for her child to read in the future.

Get your box of tissues ready. Mehta's emotional letter is heart wrenching and hopeful all at the same time.

"Hi Sweetheart,

"I don't know if we already acknowledged this with you in person, but when you were 16 weeks old, mum and dad were in an explosion at Brussels Airport.

"And no matter where humanity is today, I just want to tell you that life is a wonderful thing, and the world is really full of remarkable people.

"You didn't just give mum and dad faith and reason to live, you gave the awareness and presence of mind like never before.

"I felt more alive than I ever have, and I knew I had to protect you, so I was calm, composed and fully aware that we will survive.

"When we reached Sint-Augustinus emergency, and we saw you oblivious and sucking at your thumb at the ultrasound, and doing your general acrobatics, all the mistrust, hate and angst for the terrorist attack vaporized.

"I do hope with all my heart that you are born into a better world, and if not, then you do absolute best to make it that.

"You are absolutely precious to us, and have already been a hero today. I guess the world has sent so much love and hope your way, you owe your life to reciprocating that goodness.

"May you always be brave and healthy. We love you beyond words.

"Mum and Dad"

After at least 30 people were killed in the attacks on the Brussels airport and metro station on Tuesday, Mehta told CNN that she doesn’t think of the horrible violence carried out by the terrorists. Instead she thinks of the emergency people helping survivors and the people in her own community at home. “And people are still coming together regardless of race, color, or background,” she said.

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