We hope you feel better soon.
And that you will have many surgeries to fix your back.
Sophie, Isabelle, Jude, Shepherd, Vivienne and Poppy
I learned about Xiaoyun from my friend, Annie. Annie also shared a link to a video that made me cry like a baby in which Xiaoyun shares her thoughts on being an orphan, and what we can do to help those left behind.
Xiaoyun was adopted just days before she was to age out. She has severe scoliosis and would have died if she had waited much longer. She is now in the hospital for a 6 week stay, which includes 6 surgeries to repair her scoliosis – and save her life. Because of her limited lung capacity, the doctors will not be able to totally relieve her pain and each surgery will get progressively harder. Xiaoyun’s mom, Cindy, has asked for prayers for her beautiful daughter and if anyone feels so led, to send a card or have your kids draw pics to send to her, as it will help to pass the time in the hospital and help her to stay strong.
To send Xiaoyun a card, mail it to:
Evelyn (Xiaoyun) Willoughby
c/o Kosairs Children’s Hospital
231 E. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202