Mom who gave up life for daughter left touching message behind

Mom who gave up life for daughter left touching message behind

A bright, bubbly 1-year-old, Lily Joice loves watching her favorite video on an iPad, full of butterflies and bright colors.

“My mango,” says a voice as a juicy, tropical fruit appears. Later, it presents numbers, counting “13, 14, 15 . . .” all the way up to 30, as digits pop up on screen.

This isn’t a typical education app. It’s custom-made, and the voice is that of her mother — the woman who made the ultimate sacrifice so that her Lily could live.

Even gone, Liz Joice can still teach her daughter.

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When Joice, 36, first found out she was pregnant, she was ecstatic.

“The test that I’m the most happiest that I passed!” says a thrilled Joice in “40 Weeks,” a new documentary, directed by Christopher Henze, that tells the story of 12 pregnant women.

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