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Friday, January 18, 2013 8:13 PM

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Photos of babies line a wall at LifeCare Center for Women, 121 E. Second St., Ottawa. The faith-based, nonprofit center assists mothers of crisis pregnancies with counseling, ultrasound screenings and pregnancy tests. The center is set to celebrate its 20th year in Ottawa with a reception starting at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Carnegie Cultural Center, 501 S. Main St., Ottawa.

Ottawa crisis pregnancy center marking 20 years of assistance

By CRYSTAL HERBER, Herald Staff Writer

It started much like a pregnancy — with a small and fragile entity growing — and eventually it developed into something that would change lives forever.

LifeCare Center for Women, a Christian-based, nonprofit pregnancy and parenting education center, will celebrate its 20th year in Ottawa Sunday. The center has seen much growth in the past 20 years, Leah Wray, the center’s director, said. Evidence of that growth can be seen hanging on the walls with photos of hundreds of babies.

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