Orphans with Arthrogryposis
There are kids with Arthrogryposis all over the world who wait for a family to call their own. Every child should have a Mama and Papa to love them. Sadly many kids will never know the love of a family as they will live out their shortened lives in institutions. The children posted here are from Reecesrainbow.com If you can't adopt, you can donate to their grants on reecesrainbow.com Don't leave them to die in institutions.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Mercy is a year and half and has spina bifida and joint contractures of her lower limbs (which makes it likely that she has a secondary diagnosis of Arthrogryposis). Her joint contractures certainly affect her hips as they're dislocated and she has what appears to be a clubfoot on the right and probably a vertical talus deformity on her left. Her knees also look affected to me but it could be how she is holding them.
From her medical records: Myelocele of lumbosacral part of spinal cord (spina bifida, had surgery); flail legs; optic nerve atrophy; congenital hips dislocation, clubbed feet.
Her Profile can be found here: http://reecesrainbow.org/mercy-48
If you are not in a position to adopt please consider a donation to her grant fund (click on her profile above and click donate, be sure to specify the $$ is for her!) She currently has ZERO in her account! It costs around $20,000 to complete an international adoption. Many families want to adopt and are more then able to raise special children like Mercy but they simply cannot afford the upfront cost of $20,000+ to get them home. So every penny helps!
If you think Mercy could be your daughter please contact Reece's Rainbow!