Sweet Olivia. She is still waiting for a family. Lifeline was able to keep her paperwork for an additional week and there was a family working to bring her home.
But they have had to step back. And now she waits again.
She’s five years old. Her needs seem quite manageable.
And she really needs to find her forever family.
An pediatric orthopedist very recently reviewed her file and had this to say:
“This girl will be very functional with her upper extremities. It is surprising how well kids with this condition will adapt to the point of even playing musical instruments. There is a well known newscaster in Los Angeles named Bree Walker who has a similar condition and has led a very productive life.
Her leg length discrepancy will worsen as she gets older and she will benefit from surgical treatment of this. She will likely need leg lengthening on her left leg. In the meantime the shoe lift is a good temporizing measure.”
Her file will be returned at the end of this month… if you’re interested in learning more about her, please contact Janell Lucas by email, or call 205-967-0811.