Victoria also has Arthrogryposis. (apparently from the waist down) I have never seen her waist or feet, but my guess is, they are not very useful. She is able to get around, and if she had a wheel chair, she could probably REALLY get around.
Is there room in anybody's heart for her? She is available for adoption and has been listed on the Reece's Rainbow website for years.
Arthrogryposis is not the end of the world. Handicaps are not the end of the world. They just make us function differently, use our other abilities better and shine for the Lord.
She needs a loving home, to feel a mother's touch, to have a daddy hold her and to have a chance of a life outside of a bed. Wouldn't it be awesome if she had sisters?
In her country, she has no chance. When we were in Ukraine with Erika, trying to get her around even the biggest city was nearly impossible. It literally required we CARRY her wheelchair down flights of stairs and back up again, with NO WAY to get onto the metro. We could not cross major streets because the crossing was underground. Just to get her into a few stores was difficult and at some, we had no access. We had to walk away.
Supposedly there is a "wheel chair" access to get under ground. Do you know what it was?
Cement on either side of a stair way, at a STEEP level (no ramp, this was above stairs, so how to get up there was ?????) and then at the bottom, a CEMENT WALL! Our translator told us that a wheel chair bound man tried to use it, and died. The mayor was sad, the town was sad.... not really anything has changed.
We saw no access for anything there. I take that back, there was ONE sign for handicapped parking... but it was no different than any other parking, and at the airport, there was a handicap sign on a bathroom door. I was going to help Erika use it, and the door was locked.
That was it folks!
Please pray for Victoria. Please pray for her future family that the Lord will bless them with the finances and ability to go and get their little girl. Pray for her heart to be ready, and pray that she can recover completely from such severe neglect. Poor baby.