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A troubled pregnancy leads to holiday hope

Montara Johanson is shown at one of her many prenatal doctor’s visits in Kansas City. Her unborn baby, nicknamed “Bean,” was not expected to live.

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Montara Johanson is praying for a Christmas miracle.
She has reason to be hopeful. Johanson, a student at the University of Kansas, is 32 weeks pregnant with a baby boy who doctors had written off and who wasn’t supposed to survive 19 weeks.
“Although doctors told us to terminate the pregnancy we chose not to and to put it into Gods hands,” said Kary Ramsey Johanson, Montara’s mother, a rural Barton County resident. “Everyday is a gift. And everyday is closer to the miracle of him being born.”
She spoke by cell phone Tuesday morning while at her ...

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