Tuesday | November, 24 2020
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Ashley Bratcher Surprises Mom with Unplanned Movie Scholarship in Time for the Holiday Season
Columbus, OH: Inspired by her starring role in the movie Unplanned, Ashley Bratcher partnered with Heartbeat International to award a brave woman who chose life when facing an unplanned pregnancy with an $11,700 scholarship to put toward her education.
The Unplanned Movie Scholarship provides Heartbeat International's network of pregnancy help organizations the opportunity to honor clients with financial support toward their education. Scholarship recipients may receive up to $20,000 in four years beginning from the time of their acceptance for the purpose of schooling or schooling related costs (i.e. childcare, transportation, books, etc.).
“Abortion does not empower women,” Bratcher said. “What empowers women is when they choose life for their children and they can still pursue their dreams. Because they can, sometimes it just takes a little help.”
The latest recipient, Sarah, received pregnancy support and on-going care at InnerVisions Healthcare, a pregnancy help medical clinic with locations in Des Moines and West Des Moines, IA. InnerVisions HealthCare provides women and men facing unplanned pregnancies or sexually transmitted diseases with compassion and truthful information to educate, empower, and encourage them to live their best life.
Sarah recently finished school for massage therapy and took out student loans for the program and licensing. The Unplanned Movie Scholarship will now help cover her costs related to school.
"Tucked into Unplanned is a vivid reminder that education can present an obstacle to accepting the new life within,” said Jor-El Godsey, president of Heartbeat International. “The Unplanned Movie Scholarship will be a lifeline to a young mom's future as she makes the brave choice to embrace motherhood.”
When asked about the partnership with Heartbeat, Bratcher said, “Not only will the scholarship financially support the decision of mothers to continue their education, but it will also connect them to an organization that will support them throughout their pregnancy and beyond.”
The Unplanned Movie Scholarship fund is accepting donations at www.UnplannedMovieScholarship.com.
About Heartbeat International: Heartbeat International is the largest network of pro-life pregnancy help in the world, with over 2,800 affiliated locations in more than 60 countries. Heartbeat's mission is to Reach and Rescue as many lives as possible, around the world, through an effective network of life-affirming pregnancy help, to Renew communities for LIFE in order to achieve their vision of making abortion unwanted today and unthinkable for future generations.