Gianna was an Italian wife, mother and pediatrician who, in 1962, gave her life that her unborn child might live. She was beatified in 1994 and canonized in 2004—both in the presence of her family, including her daughter who lives today because of her sacrifice. A beautiful, touching story which shows that the saints still walk among us in our modern world! Gianna is often invoked by those having difficulty conceiving, those experiencing difficult pregnancies, and parents of sick babies and children. Many miracles have resulted from her intercession. A great pro-life patroness!