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Adorable Baby Turtle Born with Heart Outside of Chest Lives, Caretaker Names Her 'Hope'

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Miracles are all around; we only need to stop and take the time to look. Some are small, but those miracles are often times the most precious of all.

A viral albino baby turtle, for example, has earned the love of many because of the rare condition she was born with.

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The turtle has affectionately been named “Hope” by her caretaker, Mike Aquilina. The name is fitting as Hope continues to thrive despite the fact her heart beats outside of her body.

“Hope has impacted my life in so many ways it actually makes me emotional,” Aquilina said, according to Daily Mail.

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“She’s so small and so fragile,” he added. “The most delicate thing but she’s fearless.”

Are you surprised this creature can live with her heart outside of her body?

Aquilina, known as Aquamike to his Instagram followers, has posted handfuls of photos of the turtle the internet has fallen in love with.

The 30-year-old recently celebrated a birthday and couldn’t be happier with all the attention little Hope is receiving.

 

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“Happy Birthday to me!” he wrote on Instagram. “Great way to start the year.”

As it turns out, Hope is not the only one in Aquilina’s life with heart issues.

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In another Instagram post, the turtle-enthusiast shared some vulnerable thoughts about his mom and asked his followers to pray for her.

“Got two ladies in my life with heart complications now,” Aquilina wrote in January. “Please put up some prayers for my mom!”

Daily Mail reported that Aquilina takes good care of Hope, so we have no doubt this man takes good care of his sweet mom as well.

Our hearts are so full as we watch baby Hope thrive and continue to grow. We’ll say a prayer for her and Aquilina’s mom, too.

After all, it is the best and biggest of hearts that tend to need extra care, compassion and love. We hope to see more of “Hope” in the future.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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