being part of HOPE


Merriam-Webster defines the word in noun form as:  expectation of fulfillment or success.

And New Day Foster Home uses hope in their visionary statement.  "Bringing hope to the hopeless and the fatherless home."

New Day has faithfully lived out that vision, expecting fulfillment of health for their children since they started fostering in 2000.  Hundreds of fatherless have come to the facility and have been tenderly showered with love.  And many of those children have received life changing surgery during their tenure at New Day.  They were extended HOPE when their frail bodies needed it most.

How do I know the difference that surgery and TLC can make in the life of a child?

One of those miracles lives in my home.  Once upon a time a baby boy spent much of his time weak and cyanotic.  Almost exactly three years ago his life was forever changed when his foster home gave him the gift of HOPE in the form of open heart surgery.  Today, short of seeing the tell tale scar down his chest, you would never guess that he once had been too weak to even roll himself over in his crib.  He is a rowdy three year old with the courage of his biblical namesake.

Now our family has a chance to be part of helping New Day offer HOPE to another child, one who needs it desperately.

Meet Alea.

Alea was born with a serious liver condition.  One that requires a transplant for survival.

That she was born in a country where organ donations are extremely rare is difficult.  That she is now an orphan further complicates the matter.  Almost to the point that her case would be deemed hopeless.

But as Charles L. Allen once said, "When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God."

There is HOPE for Alea.  After all, she's in a place where HOPE in Him reigns.

Signs of HOPE are springing up.  Alea has a team of moms advocating for her.  Prayers have been going up.  Her story has been spread.  And there are many more details, (which you can read here) but New Day has been contacted by a top team of doctors and instructed to prepare, both emotionally and financially, for a liver transplant surgery for Alea.

I invite you to check out this link ~ HOPE for Alea ~ to get involved yourself.  There is room for donations of all sizes!  It can be as small as $1, as large as $500, or anywhere in between.  Every dollar counts...

Will you be part of offering HOPE to this precious baby girl?

1 comment:

Heather said...

Thanks for the info. What a sweetheart. I'll be checking the link out!