Mina is a precious little girl recently rescued from an orphanage in Eastern Europe who is now finally home with her forever family! She had been without a mother or father to love her & care for her each day. No one to rock her, kiss her gently or tell her she's loved. She is blessed with an extra chromosome known as Down syndrome, which for her that meant a life of being viewed as worthless in the country she was born into & a life without hope. Because of this her parents gave her up at the age of 6 months when they found out the diagnosis & from there her life progressivly went down hill. We are the Gower family residing in OKC who recently adopted this little angel. She was extremely malnourished and unable to do just about anything when we first met her. She will be 2 in January & is the size of a 3-6 month old weighing 14lbs. She continues to amaze us at how quickly she is progressing with love and nutrition. She has learned to sit up, roll over, feed herself finger foods, hold her own bottle and loves to interact with toys and other children. Her life has changed so much in such a short period of time and will forever be changed! Thank you Lord for putting a burden on our hearts to rescue this little blessing and making her apart of our family!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Help Save Carson!

A friend of ours recently adopted a precious little boy named Kullen from Ukraine.  You can read about their adoption story by clicking here.

They are advocating and trying to help raise funds for another family who is adopting a precious little boy named Carson with EB (epidermolysis bullosa-  a rare genetic skin disease that causes the skin to be so fragile that the slightest friction can cause severe blistering–inside and outside the body.)  They have a daughter who has EB so this is something that is very dear to their heart and they are working hard to try to help raise funds for another family to be able to bring this boy home and give him a better chance and quality of life. You can read about the family who is working towards bringing Carson home here.

We had sent them a set of 5 Ukrainian stacking dolls for them to fundraise for their adoption and they are actually using them to fundraise for this other family instead.  Everyone who donates through the chip in on their site will be entered into a drawing to win this set of dolls we bought in Mina's country.  The donation will go directly to Reeces Rainbow for the Cannell family and is a tax deductible donation!!
Please head over to their website and read the full story and details and help save this precious boys life.

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