Carolyn Aigle Print
Written by Sherry   
Thursday, 27 September 2007 22:09
What a woman.

Carolyn Aigle would have turned 33 on September 12.

But this remarkable Catholic woman - the first fighter pilot in France - choose to risk her own life in order to save the life of her unborn son. Diagnosed with a very agressive cancer when she was 5 months pregnant, Carolyn, together with her fighter pilot husband Christophe, refused to have an abortion when urged to do so by her doctors. Her son was born at the beginning of August (3 1/2 months early) but it was too late and Carolyn died three weeks later. Her doctor reports that son Marc is doing well.

Carolyn's "funeral was celebrated by Father Pierre Demoures, a former fighter pilot himself. In his homily, he remembered Caroline as someone who led people to Christ with “her qualities, kindness, willingness, passion,” and he praised her for choosing to give life to her son, for whom she “postponed a treatment that was urgent.”

Father Demoures recalled that when Carolina and Christophe sought him out for marriage preparation, they asked him for a book that spoke not about the love of one for the other, “but rather about the love that opens us to love others.”

Remember Carolyn, Marc, her husband Christophe, and their two other children in your prayers.