Monday, December 03, 2007


Oh what a difference a heart surgery can make! When we first learned of baby Tao, she was critically ill and so tiny that she looked like a tiny rag doll. One volunteer who visited her said she felt like she had to be perfectly quiet in her hospital room because she looked so fragile pre-surgery. We were thrilled to learn that her surgery at Shanghai Children's Medical Center went so perfectly, and then the transformation began.

Each time we get a medical update on this beautiful child we smile from ear to ear. Her new nickname in the orphanage is "Little Peach". Don't you think that is a fitting name with those beautiful healthy cheeks?

Thanks to everyone who helped sponsor her surgery. You have given her a new chance at life and the absolute best chance of finding a forever family to love her.