Monday, January 16, 2012

Life is Precious

This is a follow up to my last post where I wrote about a little girl named Mia who was denied life saving surgery by a surgical team at CHOP. I am hoping the story goes national. Here is the NBC 10 coverage.

I believe Children's Hospital has learned that you don't mess with mama bear! This story has blown up on the Internet in a way no one could have predicted. The Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome site has had an all time high spike in traffic. And it appears that CHOP is now willing to talk more with Mia's family and consider her for a transplant. This is all good news. I am not sure we have heard the last from this little girl.

Our Social Worker was here 2 weeks ago and she mentioned that Bethany is becoming known as the agency that can find homes for children with disabilities. What a great reputation to have! She also mentioned that they are getting into Planned Parenthood clinics in our area and ensuring that women are being given ALL of their options. We are proud to work with an agency that values life.

Unfortunately there are many forces at work in our world today that devalue life. So, as parents, we ask ourselves: What are we teaching our kids? Are we teaching them to value life? Do they know what abortion is? How do they view children and adults with disabilities?

If we don't consciously teach our children that life is precious, no matter how small, no matter how disadvantaged then there will be precious few voices that will.

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