Yi was born with multiple heart defects and had her first lifesaving surgery in China at 8 months of age due to proceeds from the 2004 Art Auction. Her family was able to adopt her and she has filled their lives with miracles and wonder. She has had three additional surgeries in the last year and will have one additional surgery to complete her heart repairs. She consistently touches the lives of those she meets through her courage and delightful character.
On May 1, we posted an article, “The Miracle of Yi, An Art Auction Child”. Today we wanted to share another inspirational story about Yi.
Yi’s family wanted to give back to help other children have healthy hearts and to find families. They donated a “Going Home Barbie – 4th edition” to the art auction this year in order to help a child who needs heart surgery. These Barbies are limited edition dolls that are given to adoptive families that stay at the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou and are not available at stores. Yi’s Barbie sold for close to $200! In addition, to the doll the winning bidder will also get a special note from Yi’s family with her story of miracles and the following cute picture of Yi posing with her gift. Yi has truly made a gift of the heart to give another child a chance at life and to find their own forever family!