She is 2.5 years old and has a very serious congenital heart disease. She needs medical care, or her life will be cut short. A family did step forward to adopt her, but the adoption fell through. Now this little girl is waiting for a forever family AND lifesaving medical care.
I cannot get Lucy off my heart and mind. Maybe it is because she is the same age as Georgia...has that same sparkle in her eye, maybe because her story is so close to Georgia's. I don't know how many of you know. Georgia's heart was very sick when we got her. The Cardiologist said if we would have gotten to her even 30 days later...she would not have been alive (you can read our journey here http://pandalily.com/miller/?paged=4). This situation could have been Georgia's. As I play with my little girl, as I tuck her in...now I also see sweet Lucy.
She reminds me so much of our Georgia Mei....
She waits in China...still for a family...or a doctor willing to operate on her.
Just look at the sparkle in those eyes!
I've been told that if we can find a doctor and a hospital that is willing to help Lucy at no cost, then perhaps we can get Lucy here on a medical visa. So the mission has begun.
Just precious beyond words...
The ideal situation would be for a paperwork ready family to come forward to adopt Lucy. Could that be YOU?? China is willing to expedite the process, waive certain fees, and possibly provide waivers for families that may otherwise not qualify. Even if your paperwork is not all the way finished it is possible that it would work. Please email Marci at email@example.com if you are interested in adopting Lucy.
In the interim, if you know of anyone that would be willing to provide surgery for Lucy pro bono, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If she comes on a medical visa she will need a host family to care for her through thet surgery process.
Surely there is someone out there in this world full of people that can help give this one little child a chance...
We CAN stand in the gap for Lucy...get the word out. Send a link to this blog or the others, link it to your facebook status, add her to prayer chains. I fully believe that prayer moves mountains. Would you take time to commit to praying for Lucy daily? Would you consider fasting on her behalf?
Psalm 34:17-18 says
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
If you are considering adopting Lucy...please know that this verse above is so true. Our journey to Georgia was literally like walking a miracle. It was something that I never dreamed in a million years that I was strong enough to do. Truthfully, I wasn't. God carried us every step of the way and encouraged us so specifically with little miracles and huge ones. If you feel like the Lord might be leading you to this little girl, take that step. You will never be the same after journeying so close to the heart of God.
You can read a bit more about Lucy here http://asiahope.blogspot.com/
Thank you for praying Lucy to health and a family to call her own!