Monday, February 16, 2009
When we were in Beijing a few weeks ago, we had the privilege of spending the day with our friends, Bill and Lynsay. They are in China with the hopes of starting an orphanage for children with special needs. Currently, they are in an apartment with their two daughters and are fostering their first Chinese baby...little Corrie.
Corrie has multiple special needs, some of which aren't even diagnosed. Her most urgent problem is that she does not eat well. She has been on and off a feeding tube, but Bill and Lynsay are trying valiantly to get her to drink from a bottle. Throughout the day that we spent with them, I watched Lynsay painstakingly feeding Corrie drop by drop. It is a long arduous process to get even one ounce into her. Corrie is almost a year old but looks like a newborn. She has been with Bill and Lynsay for a little over three months and has gained weight, but it's been a struggle. She has been in and out of the hospital for various reasons and has just returned to them after a bout of pneumonia.
It was my privilege to hold little Corrie and squeeze her tiny hand.
Please consider visiting their website 'Hearts for the Fatherless' and click on the Morning Star project. They are currently in desperate need of a vehicle--especially when Corrie needs to get to the hospital.