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.
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.
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.