Update on Jia
You may remember our sweet Jia who was the subject of a painting called, “Jia, Portrait of Hope.”
She had a heart defect that was at one time considered to be inoperable, but last year was able to come to the US for life-saving surgery.
I had the privilege of visiting Jia in her foster home in China a few months ago. I was amazed to see this child who had once been in end-of-life care, smiling and bouncing around the room. She has a smile that lights up her whole face and is so full of life! Her foster family and foster sister adore her and she is surrounded with love as she waits to be adopted. Her foster parents proudly described all of her accomplishments to me, just like any parent would do. It was so touching to see their love for her.
I came away from the visit with such thankfulness in my heart for our sponsors and for those who take part in the “Born In My Heart” auction.
Little lives are saved and those lives go on to grace and touch the lives of so many other people. Who knows how one small donation may play a part?
Each donation truly makes such a difference not only in a child’s life, but also in the lives of everyone who that child meets. It takes all of us working together to make a difference in the world.
Our 2009 Born In My Heart Art Auction is April 23 – 28.
Karin Prunty is the Shunyi Foster Care Coordinator for Love Without Boundaries. She lives in Michigan with her husband, Jeff. They have 10 children, two adopted from the United States, one adopted from Guatemala, and seven adopted from China.