The Answer for Wen

5 11 2010

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Wen (age 7) and I became a family on January 29, 2007, this is also the birth date of my mother who I had lost to cancer 7 years prior.  Wen is from Chongqing, China and was born with Bladder Exstrophy (the bladder is inside out and on the outside of the abdomen); she was abandoned at age 2.5 with her bladder still exposed.  She was cared for in a wonderful orphanage (Chongqing SWI) and with funding through Families Thru International Adoption’s foundation;  Heartland Medical Express, she had two surgeries in China where her bladder was ultimately removed and her ureter’s were connected to her sigmoid colon.

Fast forward 3.5 years, Wen is on target for her grade level at school, actually testing “accelerated” in reading comprehension, has had one major surgery to open a blocked ureter.  This past Spring was the USAG Level 4 State Gymnastics Champion in Ohio for her age group on the Uneven Bars and on Floor, she placed 2nd on Vault.

She is a dynamo, makes friends easily, has a wonderful sense of humor and is the light of my life!  She is a competitor and never gives up once she sets her mind on a goal.

This was The Answer for Wen, Be The Answer for another child by Visiting the National Adoption Month Website to find a local event to attend in your area!

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