OneLife LA is an important tradition for the Mercado family.
Every year they make the 60-mile trip from San Bernardino County to the pro-life event sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to celebrate their faith – and their son. As the festivities were in full swing, 15-year-old Gabe wrapped his arms around his dad’s shoulders.
It was a moment only made possible because his mom said no to abortion.
“His birth mother was a teenage girl who was struggling. We are just so blessed that she chose life,” said Rich Mercado, whose family attends The Holy Name of Jesus parish in Redlands. “I can’t imagine our family without him.”