Care for Dying Children

We in the west all know about ‘tough love ‘- making hard decisions for the ultimate good of your child.

For example sending them to school without their homework (or in their pajamas) or letting them learn to clean their room!

Some parents in China really have to make harder decisions for their children and I have heard about two lately.

The first is a little girl with spina bifida – only discovered at birth and she was abandoned soon after. She was left with a note that said ‘we are poor village farmers and can’t afford the operation. Please look after our baby girl “.

This family had to decide to live without their daughter forever – knowing that her only hope of an operation was if she was an orphan.

The second was a heart breaking story of a 6 month old girl with severe liver failure. She has obviously been in a loving family who had realized that she was dying and abandoned her in the hope that someone would be able to help.

Sadly this little girl died a week later – away from her parents and the love that she knew.

I can only imagine how hard it was for her parents to leave her knowing that they would never see her again.

She was taken in and cared for by an English couple who are looking after dying infants – they also hope to support families so that they no longer need to abandon very unwell/dying children.

“China Kidz” serves by establishing and running children’s hospices. If you would like to help them in anyway though donations or volunteering, I know it would be much appreciated. They are doing a wonderful job in caring for these children.

China Kidz Website:

REV 21;4 – ” He shall wipe away all tears from their eyes ; and there shall be no more death,neither sorrow,nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain….”

Julie Vidler

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