"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, December 27, 2010

Such a Sweet little one

Sweet Nastya was born with Apert syndrome. She is going on 2 years old now, and will so greatly benefit from cranial surgery and reconstruction of her hands as necessary. She needs to get out of the orphanage as soon as possible!

My youngest daughter, little Catherine, has something very similar to what Nastya has. If Nastya doesn't have surgery soon, her brain will actually be compressed in her skull. This is a really, really bad thing. She needs surgery!

Here is what Catherine went through after her surgery...

The doctors had to cut open her skull and re-arrange the skull to make sure her brain had room to grow.
I shudder to think what would have happened to Catherine if we had chosen to say no to adopting her. It would have been much easier to say no and just go on with our lives, but we would have missed out on so much!


  1. I hope Nastya comes to you soon! She does need surgeries of her skull ASAP and it would be nice if her hands could be fixed.
    I am so glad Catherine is in your home. I need to get started with adopting soon.


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