NYPD Detective First Grade WenJian Liu was sitting in a patrol car with fellow detective Rafael Ramos. Suddenly, a gunman approached the window and opened fire without provocation.
Both men were shot in the head and died instantly. The horrific story made national headlines.
WenJian had been married to his wife Pei “Sanny” Xia Chen for only a few months when he was assassinated. The couple was planning to have a family of their own, but WenJian never got the chance to see his dream come true.
But on the day her husband died, Sanny requested to have his sperm preserved so she could keep his memory alive. The grieving yet determined widow underwent one round of IVF treatment to conceive the child they always wanted.
She woke up one morning and insisted WenJian visited her in a dream and handed her their baby girl. When doctors confirmed Sanny was indeed pregnant, she said she knew it was a girl before any tests could confirm the gender.
Sanny was right — and over two years after her husband’s senseless murder, Sanny gave birth to their “miracle” daughter.
In the video below, meet baby Angelina as she reaches her first big milestone. Her proud mother knows WenJian is looking down upon them.