As headlines came out this week showcasing 16-year-old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf winning $3 million playing the digitally interactive video game “Ninja Fortnite,” beating over 40 million competitors from around the world to play a six-game series on the world cup stage, gamer Richard “Ninja” Blevins shared an invaluable gift he received from his mother 28 years ago — his life!
“If you don’t know,” Blevins told the some 14 million people watching him daily on the social platform, Twitch, “I was not supposed to be born…, potentially. A lot of doctors told my mom that I had spina bifida or Down syndrome or a number of other diseases, and that I should be aborted.”
Blevins spoke intimately to his massive audience just a day before his 28th birthday in a video first shared by the pro-life group Live Action. He said his mom said no to all the doctors who were advocating for abortion and finally found one who thought she should have the baby. “Fast forward, nine months later, I was born. Perfect,” Blevins admits. “Nothing was wrong with me.”