A Little Something Extra

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Day 24 of 31 for 21 - Pray for Polly

I just read about a sweet little girl named Polly (through Renee at My Special K's (I'm working on a post about Renee's family too... ha, Renee, are you nervous?). Polly has Down syndrome. And best I can tell from her mom's blog, she's almost 4 years old. She was just diagnosed with Moyamoya disease, which is basically constriction of some arteries in the brain. She will go through brain surgery in November.

Does this fall into the category of things that are more likely to happen to our kiddos with designer genes? From my personal experience, Micah has a narrow airway, narrow ear canals, and is a difficult "stick" (it's sometimes a bit challenging to draw blood from his little veins).

Whatever the cause, it simply stinks. This sweet little girl had some seizures last week and now she needs brain surgery.

This wonderful family lives in the Chicagoland area and S is a pastor of a church. The family adopted a little girl from the Ukraine this summer. She also has Down syndrome.

Please pray for Polly.


gillian said...

Jenni, thank you so much for spreading the word about Polly. We'll take all the prayer we can get.


Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Not nervous at all! LOL Thanks for praying for Polly!!!

Emily said...

Oh... we will pray for Polly...