Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pray for Sasha

Playing at our hotel in Russia

You may remember Sasha, our little friend that was in Nika's grouppa in the baby home. We traveled with Sasha's family while we were in Russia and we have been lucky enough to have a couple play dates (#1 and #2) with the kids since coming home. Sasha and Nika are always excited to see each other and it makes me so happy that they will always have that little part of their lives here at home in America.

Greeting each other after being home a month

Sasha has a very severe heart defect that requires three surgeries to fix. He had the first two surgeries in Russia before he was adopted, but he is still in need of that third surgery.

Well, tomorrow is the big day. Sasha will be undergoing open heart surgery to repair the remainder of his heart defect.
Playing together after being home for four months

Please join me in prayer for Sasha and his family. I'm sure we can all imagine how hard it would be to hand our child over for open heart surgery ... and I know many of you in the Down syndrome community have already walked this road.

Please pray for a successful surgery.

Please pray for a smooth recovery.

And please pray for everyone's nerves ... Sasha and his Mommy and Daddy.

PS ... I know Sasha's parents will be reading this, so please leave a comment here if you are praying for them. I know they will appreciate everyone's support immensely. Thanks friends.

24 comments:

  1. Prayers from Lucy's Heart Surgery Surviving Family! :) xoxo

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  2. I will definitely pray for sweet Sasha!

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  3. Will do, God be with you, Sasha.

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  4. Many prayers for a successful surgery and smooth, fast recovery!

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  5. We will be praying for Sasha and his family!

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  6. Many many prayers for Sasha and a very smooth day tomorrow and recovery!! I feel like I know Sasha from reading about him here!

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  7. Praying for sweet Sasha in Texas!!!

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  8. Praying for you in FL... been there x 2 kids including one adopted and though it's not an easy time, it is a time to see God move! Prayers for a successful surgery! :)

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  9. I can't imagine watching my son Joel go through such major surgery. I will definitely say a prayer for Sasha tonight for exactly what you have asked. Successful surgery, smooth recovery and peace for everyone.

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  10. We'll be praying for Sasha as well. We have gone through two heart surgeries with our little Reid and it is about the most painful thing to hand your little one over to the surgical team... we'll pray for peace for his parents, wisdom for the team of doctors, and a speedy recovery for little Sasha!

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  11. thinking of sasha and his family. ((hugs))

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  12. Praying for Sasha up here in WI
    -Meegs

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  13. sending prayers....and i think it is so wonderful that they do have each other here in the u.s. they look so cute together!

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  14. God be with you all, and most especially with the Doctor's and Nurses taking care of Sasha.

    Here's to a speedy recovery!

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  15. thinking of and praying for Sasha, his parents, family & friends!!!!!

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  16. Prayers being said for little Sasha and family, keep us updated!

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  17. Praying for a successful surgery for Sasha, a smooth recovery and peace for mommy and daddy!

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  18. You got it!!! Prayer is on the way from Lee's Summit, MO!!!

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  19. I know its Friday now, I hope everything went well. I am praying for a great recovery and prayers for Sasha's family!!!

    Tal (Bethany's cousin)

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  20. Many prayers for that sweet little boy.

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