You mentioned wanting to know these celebrities exact stories. Well I found this on oprah.com from Oprah's interview with President Bush. Just thought I would share, though it doesn' say much, but it does speak to Mrs. Bush's courage:
Oprah: Everyone has a defining moment. What was yours?
Bush: I would say the defining moments in my life were one, marrying Laura, and secondly, the birth of the twins... The birth of the twins was an unbelievable moment in our lives... We wanted to have children and we were thinking about adopting... We were in the process of adopting children... and Laura became pregnant. It was a fantastic moment... [During the pregnancy] She got toxemia... She said, "these babies are going to be born healthy." She had that West Texas determination. I'm kind of tearing about it because it was such a powerful statement by a mother who said these children will come to be. It was such a resolute, powerful statement of motherhood. When the babies came and they were healthy and she was healthy it was a fabulous moment. It was the defining moment because I realized I was responsible, as was Laura, for these little girls coming up in the world.
Mommy to Isaiah Dumisani Millhouse
20 January - 17 February 2004
Born at 28 weeks due to severe pre-eclampsia
Died at 28 days old of pneumonia
610 grams at birth
950 grams at death
My Angel Boy
"My firstborn, I will never forget you, always love you, and never replace you"