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No Hope for a Newborn

As newlyweds, the Chens thought they were ready to face anything—until their doctor suggested abandoning their newborn. Read Transcript


MR. AND MRS. CHEN MARRIED IN

THEIR MID-20s, AND

IMMEDIATELY SIGNED UP TO

VOLUNTEER AT AN ORPHANAGE.

SO BY THE TIME MRS. CHEN GOT

PREGNANT, THE COUPLE CARED

FOR A LOT OF BABIES AND FELT

PREPARED TO BE PARENTS.

WHAT THEY WEREN'T REPAIRED

FOR WAS THEIR BABY'S CLEFT

LIP AND FACE.

I CRIED WHEN I SAW HER

FACE.

I KNEW PEOPLE WERE MOCKED.

I COULDN'T IMAGINE MY OWN

BABY BEING TREATED LIKE THAT

ALL HER LIFE.

Reporter: HER CLEFT LIP

WAS SEVERE AND KEPT HER FROM

EATING AND DEVELOPING LIKE

SHE SHOULD.

SHE WAS SO SMALL.

SHE WAS ONLY 7.7 POUNDS.

I TRIED TO FEED HER, BUT SHE

ALWAYS CHOKED, AND HER FACE

TURNED RED AND PURPLE.

AND THEN SHE COULDN'T SLEEP

BECAUSE SHE WAS SO HUNGRY

AND UNCOMFORTABLE.

EVERY TIME SHE CRIED, IT WAS

LIKE MY HEART WAS BEING CUT

INTO 100 PIECES.

I WAS WORRIED MY DAUGHTER

WOULD CHOKE TO DEATH.

AND WHAT IF HE MALNUTRITION

LED TO RETARDATION.

OUR DOCTOR THOUGHT THERE WAS

NO WAY TO HELP HER IN THE

LONG RUN.

THEY SAID WE WOULD BE BETTER

JUST GIVING HER UP.

Terry: THE POOR

NEWLYWEDS DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH

MONEY FOR SURGERY, BUT THEY

DID HAVE FAITH.

I PRAYED TO THE LORD

EVERY DAY.

I BELIEVE HE HAS THE PERFECT

PLAN FOR MY BABY, AND I

ENTRUSTED MY BABY TO HIM.

Terry: NOT LONG AFTER

PRAYING, MRS. CHEN GOT A

CALL WITH SOME VERY GOOD

NEWS.

CBN HAD AGREED TO HELP PAY

FOR SAYON'S SURGERY.

IT WAS A THREE-HOUR

PROCEDURE THAT COMPLETELY

TRANSFORMED HER FACE AND HER

LIFE.

IT WAS LIKE ALL OF MY

BURDENS WERE IMMEDIATELY

TAKEN AWAY.

I WAS RELEASED FROM ALL

WORRIES ABOUT MY DAUGHTER'S

FUTURE.

I COULD NOT EVEN RECOGNIZE

THAT THIS WAS MY BABY.

IT IS INCREDIBLE.

SHE IS SO PRETTY.

WE VOLUNTEERED AT THE

ORPHANAGE AND HELPED THE

OTHERS.

AND THEN WHEN WE NEEDED

HELP, GOD STRETCHED OUT HIS

MERCIFUL HAND TO US, AND LED

CBN TO HELP US.

I WANT TO THANK CBN FOR

ARRANGING THE BEST HOSPITAL

AND THE BEST DOCTOR FOR MY

BABY, SO THAT SHE COULD HAVE

THIS SUCCESSFUL SURGERY AND

A MUCH BETTER LIFE.

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