I'm eighteen today, so I bring you a child near and dear to my heart.
This beautiful girl is six years old and has Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy. She was found abandoned at a year old, and her initial report said she was unable to support herself/sit unassisted/ hold her head up. All common in babies with CP. All just like my brother. Each birthday when I write this post I weep for the similarities. I wish all children had the opportunities we had, the parents we have, the support we have...it's unfair.
But her story doesn't have to have a sad ending. YOU can give her the hope of a future.
One look at that bright smile, and it's clear she doesn't let her disability dim her joy!! This girl is such a bright light but it's hidden in an orphanage.
An orphanage worker says the following about sweet girlie:
She will likely die before she's eighteen is she stays in her country. She will probably be abused, neglected, left in a crib until pneumonia and infection from bed sores kill her.
Don't let that be her future. Give her the chance to change the world.
Print her picture and hang it on your fridge. Share her story. Share my post. Pray, pray, pray for her and her future family.
I've gotten to see a child I prayed for come home, and man, was that the most beautiful redemptive work of God. She went home to a family in her own country, praise Jesus. I want you to get to watch that miracle in Annie's life, dear Readers. Please don't forget her face.
Your now-an-adult blogger