Elina went into labor on a scorching day in July.
It would be the second child for her and her husband, immigrants from Ukraine who ran a trucking business in Sarasota County. They picked out Western names: Adele for their rambunctious little girl. William for the child inside her belly, the son they had prayed for.
And so even though Elina wasn’t dilated, even though she was afraid, when the nurses told her to push, Elina pushed.
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