The Christian Broadcasting Network

International Outreach

Finding and Losing Tong Tong

By Zsa Zsa Palagyi & Helen Wang
The 700 Club

Partner With CBN

There are people in this world who are crying out to God for help this very minute. You can end hunger and thirst, bring medical and disaster supplies, provide jobs, and give hope to millions of hurting people. When you join, you help preach the Gospel in 147 countries and territories and 65 languages around the world. Do something that will last for eternity.

Partner Today

Find out more about how CBN partners are making a world of difference...

Partner Profiles

Freedom from Financial Fear

Escaping the Paycheck to Paycheck Life

You Can Love Your Work —When Mrs. Fan found an abandoned baby girl, she didn’t think twice about taking her home to be her own.  What she didn’t know was that Tong Tong had a hole in her heart.  It was a serious condition that only got worse as the child reached her toddler years. 

“I cried every day for her,” recalls Mrs. Fan.   “She threw up all of the time.  I decided I would die for her if I had to—so she could live.”

Mrs. Fan embraced her role as a single mother.  She worked extra hours and took odd-jobs to raise money for surgery for Tong Tong.  Still, she never came close to having enough.  And without proper medical attention, Tong Tong soon got to the point that it was a struggle for her even to breathe. 

“She was too weak to walk.  And she coughed all the time.  I felt so hopeless,” confesses Mrs. Fan.  “Every day, I was afraid that it might be her last.  And I could not imagine losing her.  Because I had put everything I had into her… she was my life!”

Mrs. Fan took Tong Tong to the doctor one last time to see if anyone could save her sick child.  A doctor told Mrs. Fan that she should contact CBN.  When she did, we promised to do everything we could to keep Tong Tong alive!  That included helping to pay for heart surgery.

Mrs. Fan smiles and says, “I told Tong Tong all about CBN.  She was so excited that she quickly told everyone she met about how she was going to have surgery!”

The surgery was a huge success!  And thanks to the nutritional supplements we gave Tong Tong, in just one week she was doing things she’d never been able to do before. 

“Now, Tong Tong can run. I remember how happy she was that first time.  She screamed, ‘Look mama, I can run.’  And now, she won’t stop running.”  Mrs. Fan concludes,  “Thank you CBN for saving my daughter, helping me through what seemed like a very hopeless situation.  You changed both of our lives forever!”

CBN partners are making a difference in the lives of hurting people throughout the world. If you are not a partner, please join today. Your gifts make it possible to provide help to those in desperate need, bring medical services to the sick, help feed and clothe children here at home and overseas, and broadcast a message of hope around the world. Become a CBN partner today!

  • Translate
  • Print Page

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting?
Are you facing a difficult situation?

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

Do You Know Jesus
Grow In Your Faith

Need Prayer?

Call 1-800-700-7000
Email your prayer request

Email iconSign up for E-mail Updates Full List