Skye Ellison will never forget the day she found out she and her husband and I were going to have a baby. Their fertility clinic called to let them know their surrogate’s pregnancy test had come back positive.

After almost a lifetime of hearing, “You won’t be able to have children,” Skye felt like she had achieved the impossible. “I didn’t think I would ever experience such a magical feeling, until nine months later when I held my daughter in my arms.”

Skye, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been active in the pulmonary hypertension community since she was diagnosed at 11. Her artwork was featured on the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s holiday cards about 20 years ago. Today, she balances the demands of parenting with her career as program manager for a medical device company.

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