Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Prayer Request

(Picture: Shelby (far left) at home with her siblings)

A little 8.5 year old girl needs your prayers in the coming weeks.

Shelby was on our agency's China waiting child list last year. I still remember the beautiful photos of the little girl with a severe heart defect. A family accepted her soon after she was put on the list.

Then one day there was a note under her beautiful photo that said she wasn't adoptable because it was decided that her heart condition was inoperable and she wouldn't live very long.

Well, there was an amazing family that fought to bring her home anyway. While China said she wasn't a candidate for surgery, they prayed and spoke with doctors who thought there may be something they could do for Shelby. She was diagnosed in China with having only one ventricle in her heart and only one pulmonary artery to feed her lungs.

Shelby came home a few months ago and is going to have surgery this week! This is going to be an amazingly complex surgery which will basically restructure her heart.

Please pray for this little girl and her family. The surgery is Wednesday and they expect she will recover in the hospital for 3 weeks.

5 incredible comments!:

Anonymous said...

Shelby and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please let us know how she is doing. I'm anxious to hear about a recovery so Shelby and her family can concentrate on enjoying being together.

Pam Krosley said...

Cindy,

Isn't Shelby gorgeous? I've been praying for from the day I saw her face on the WC list and have been following her family. Of course, I wanted to bring her home! What an amazing family God chose for her! Thank you for adding her to your blog so more believers can pray.

Pam

Lori said...

I'm praying for her! Thanks for this post

Anonymous said...

I remember her from Chi's list. She is in my prayers. Please keep us posted on her progress.

sue

Terri said...

any news?