Skip to comments.2005 Polish Volleyball Champion Sacrificed Her Life for Unborn Child
Posted on 06/14/2008 10:02:49 AM PDT by wagglebee
TANROW, June 13, 2008 (CWNews.com/LifeSiteNews.com) - A Polish volleyball star who was buried on June 9 is being compared by local Catholics to Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla because of her heroic sacrifice for her unborn child.
Agata Mroz, who was originally known for her athletic prowess, was buried in her hometown of Tarnow. Mroz was pregnant with her first child when doctors discovered she had a fatal case of leukemia. After consulting with her husband, Mroz delayed a bone-marrow transplant until after she gave birth to her daughter Liliana on April 4, 2008.
Polish fans dubbed the national team which Mróz led the "Golden Girls," due to their looks and their successes in international competitions. The national team won the European women's volleyball championship in 2003 and 2005.
Auxiliary Bishop Marian Florczyk of Kielce, Poland has said that Mroz's testimony is an example of "love of life, motherhood, the desire to give life, the heroic love of an unborn child." On June 4, a few hours after Mroz's death, Polish President Lech Kaczynski announced that she will be posthumously awarded the Polonia Restituta, one of Poland's highest awards for extraordinary and distinguished service.
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The Poles are wonderful people!
Oh, tears here. I KNOW God blesses her and her little daughter. Praying He loans the emotional strength her husband will need to raise their daughter up in a stable, healthy household.
Prayers for this warrior for life and her family.
A brave woman who is to be admired ...
... And will be ignored by the MSM.
I knew a dear lady who delayed treatment for her non-Hodgkins lymphoma until her baby was mature enough to be delivered. Who knows whether treatment would have made a difference, but in any case, she died a year or so after the baby was born.
No one gave her a medal, but she is a hero to me. Men throw themselves on grenades in a similar fashion. I admire her greatly and can’t wait to see her on the other side.
What an amazing and heroic woman.
The Aztecs didn't get much right religiously or philosophically, but women who died in childbirth went to the same heaven as warriors who died in battle.
Yes, I agree. Sadly, it occurs to me that in far too many nations and societies this woman would not be honored, but scorned as some kind of fool. This selfless act of love is a merit with the only One who matters, God Almighty.
This is so true.
This young woman is surely a hero, in the most meaningful sense of the word. May her family take some comfort in this knowledge.
That’s true love. If memory serves me correctly the same thing happened to LA Dodgers 3rd basemen Ken McMullen’s wife in the early 70’s.
This makes me proud of one of my ethnic heritages. This young lady was truly amazing.
May God bless and keep the soul of Agata Mroz. Amidst all the moral depravity that afflicts our world, the life and death of this beautiful young woman is a beacon of light.
Polish President Lech Kaczynski announced that she will be posthumously awarded the Polonia Restituta, one of Poland’s highest awards for extraordinary and distinguished service.
AH, good to know!
In a sane world, this brave woman would be a celebrity and no one would have heard of Paris Hilton or Britney Spears. Rest in peace.
Something is wrong in Poland.
These are the CIA & UN estimates for Polish Total Fertility Rates [the number of children a woman has over the course of her lifetime]:
CIA, 2000: 1.38These are suicidally low fertility rates - in another generation, Poland effectively won't exist anymore [in fact, as we speak, Poland may already have effectively ceased to exist] - and the rates couldn't be that low without massive use of chemical abortifacients [like the birth control pill] or surgical abortion [dilation & curettage, dilation & extraction, vacuum aspiration, etc].
CIA, 2008: 1.27
UN, 2000-2005: 1.25
UN, 2005-2010: 1.23
So, on the one hand, the nation of Poland is disappearing before our very eyes [due to government-sanctioned chemical & surgical abortion], and on the other hand, the Polish President immediately announces that a girl like this will receive one of Poland's highest honors from his government.
There's an intellection [and, quite frankly, moral] disconnect there that I find jarring.
If someone would like to take a stab at explaining it to me, then I'm all ears.
“For greater love has no man than to lay down his life for his friends”. A friend of mine here in Nashville has a song called “A Jesus Kind of Love” where he celebrates that with various examples. Few of us are capable of that kind of love and we should honor those who are.
Awesome - Poland has become one of the last hopes of the world - I believe that if there is cultural revolution for defending conservative ideology it will come out of Poland.
A great many young Polish women (and men) left the country before Poland joined the EU in search of greater prosperity. Now that Poland is part of the EU, it represents one of few bargains for manufacturing in Europe. Thus, many Polish nationals are leaving Germany, the UK and Ireland and moving back to Poland.
Hopefully they’ll be settling down a bit now! ;-)
What a contrast to the lefties in the west. This woman gave her life for an unborn child while the left wants to use unborn children for spare parts to save their lives,
Since 1993 (post-communism)Poland has had the world’s toughest abortion laws.
Amen, RIP. Be there to guide your daughter from heaven, Agata. You're a heroine, for all Polish people!
These are suicidally low fertility rates
Typical of European LIBERAL POLICIES! The only people in Europe are the Muslims! They need to give tax breaks to families.
God did not make many people like this, but thankfully he made some to set the standard.
Oh, my! I’m really conflicted with this one.
Leukemia is a blood cancer. I believe it is possible for it to be transferred to an unborn child. This happened to a friend of mine in the Navy.
She later said an oncologist told her, she should have aborted the baby, beaten down the cancer, and then went ahead and had more chidren. It would have lessened considerably the probability of passing on cancer cells.
Now, I’m not saying the above it something I know for sure. I am opposed to abortion on demand except to save a woman’s life. IMHO this woman sacrificed her life for a baby whose future probably involves serious life-threatening cancer.
I forgot to mention she had ovarian cancer and her baby died of leukemia three years after birth.
Stories like this and Macie Hope are what continue to give us hope in the anti-abortion movement. Prayers up for the father and little one, that God will protect and keep them and give “daddy” the wisdom, strength and stamina to raise his precious bundle through the ups and downs of life, in the Lord.
Amen to that.
A friend of mine here in Nashville has a song called A Jesus Kind of Love where he celebrates that with various examples.
I, too, lived in Nashville for a very long time--from early 1954 (as a child) to late 1986. I still live in Tennessee.
A real saint, in my way of thinking.
I know because it wasn't on the TV news last night!
...and if it wasn't on the news, it NEVER happened.
Peace and comfort to Dad and his daughter.
I hope Liliana grows to be a voice to those who are willfully blind.
Actually, Poland does not have liberal policies; it has the most pro-life, baby-protective laws in Europe. I think part of the problem here is that so many young Poles have gone seeking work in other EU countries. A similar thing happened when East and West Germany were reunited in 1990: the former West Germanys fertility rate remained relatively stable, whereas the former East Germany saw a precipitous decline over the next three years, as East Germans uprooted and swarmed into W. Germany looking for far better-paid jobs.
Similarly, the transition to a free-market economy in Poland and joining the EU changed the economic environment and incentives for childbearing. Since 1989, Poland has experienced a sharp decrease in fertility due to (1) no more automatic government income enhancements for families with children, and (2) much better wages for young Polish workers (both men and women) who traveled to other EU counties.
[And, by the way, once they become ex-pats, they aren't Poles anymore...]
No, I don’t have that info., darn. If you come across something interesting along these lines, please ping me.
Isn’t leukemia pretty hard to beat anyway? Seems like a reasonable choice to me....
How would it feel if you killed the unborn child and then died anway?