Giving Every Child a Chance
Joshua’s mother was just 19 when she gave birth to him. Joshua had a hole in his heart, and he needed open heart surgery urgently. His parents, both camel farmers, had no way to pay for his medical needs. Miraculously, friends and family of Joshua’s parents came together to fund his first operation. But when it came time for his second life saving-surgery, they had nothing left to give.
Joshua’s parents chose hope for their little boy anyway, and moved forward with his operation in Beijing. They didn’t know how in the world they would pay for it, but they knew Joshua was worth choosing hope for, no matter the cost.
A baby from the Morning Star Family Home had her surgery at the same hospital, and the two of them recovered from their operations right next to one another. When Joshua’s mother shared her story with our staff, the answer was yes. Joshua has now recovered from his surgery and returned home with his family to their camel farm up north, where they get to live their lives with a new hope for their son’s future.