You may remember from 6 months or so back when we told the story of our dear little friend Ganga who needed surgery for her feet. She was struggling to walk due to a birth defect. It's funny how you really can take the little things for granted. I think it's rare that we think to ourselves, "Man, I'm really grateful for my feet."
Some really happy news came today. Ganga is back :) After multiple surgeries, casted molds, and a 6 month stay in the hospital, Ganga is well on her way to having functional walking feet and well on the road to recovery. I can't imagine being in a hospital for 6 months with my feet in plaster and having to be carried absolutely everywhere. The way Ganga takes it all with such ease and a smile is so inspiring and admirable to me. This is a really special kid and today I found myself feeling like I would do absolutely anything for her. She still has a long way to go. Her brother and mom told me today that Ganga will have to wear special shoes and braces until she is 35 and for the next few years probably have to go back to the hospital every 2-3 months on an 18 hour bus-ride. She'll also most likely require another surgery or two. But today, when she took off her heavy shoes I was startled to see that she has real actual functioning feet and she was smiling ear to ear.
Donor support and the generosity of H.R.D.C. hospital made this possible for Ganga and we are so thankful. I think the picture really says it all. When I say that "together we can change the world," I really mean it.