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.

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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