Sunday, April 13, 2008

Emma's Hope story

I have added a picture in the upper corner entitled, "Emma's Hope". If you click on it, you will be linked to her family's blog. Emma Hope was adopted from Ukraine in March. She is 5 years old. She has a heart defect, the same one Tia had (AVSD) but it was not corrected in infancy which is the optimal time for surgery. The Cornish family, who I have had the honor to "meet" through our adoption journey brought Emma home with the hope of getting her heart defect corrected. Unfortunately, because of the heart being allowed to function incorrectly for so long, it has done possibly irreversible damage. The cardiologists are concerned she will not make it through surgery and recovery. However, the alternative is to not operate which will surely lead to a shortened life for Emma. It IS a miracle that Emma did not die in Ukraine. It IS a miracle the Cornish family brought her home as they went to adopt a different child. She has captured the hearts of SO many of us at Reece's Rainbow and we are all saddened by the options the family is facing. This family is strong. This family is faithful. They added 2 children with DS to their family. Making 1 typical child and 3 with Down syndrome. I am one of the few who can tell you how much work, patience and medical issues this entails. Please send a prayer their way this week. Read their blog and you will fall in love with their family as I have. Thank you.

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