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A Mother’s Heartbreak Turns to Hope

Mrs. Li had almost given up her dream of having a child when a friend told her about an abandoned baby she’d found. When she saw him, his sparkling eyes seem to say, “Please be my mommy and take me home!” She named him MinXing, meaning ... ... Read Transcript


- [Reporter] Mrs. Lee hadalmost given up her dream

of having a child when oneof her friends told her

about an abandoned child she'd found

on the side of the road.

- [Translator] When he looked at me,

it was almost like he was saying

please be my mommy and take me home.

- [Reporter] So Mrs. Lee andher husband adopted the child

and named him Ming Xing

- [Translator] MingXing means bright star.

He was a superstar in my heart

and I wanted his future tobe full of hope and light.

- [Reporter] But soon after,Ming Xing had a heart attack.

A doctor said he had a hole in his heart

and needed surgery or he'd die.

- [Translator] I feltlike my shooting star

was losing its light.

My tears were like a broken beads,

but Ming Xing just took hishands and wiped my tears away.

- [Reporter] Then, Mr. Lee had a

head injury and couldn't work.

That meant Mrs. Lee had to takeover

responsibility for everything,

including saving for surgeryand taking care of Ming Xing.

- [Translator] I feel like Ihad to watch him all the time,

or he would have heart attack and die.

- [Reporter] The hole inMing Xing's heart grew,

and when he tried to run, he fell.

- [Translator] His face wasblue and his mouth was purple.

He began to gasp and start to suffocate.

- [Reporter] From then on Ming Xing

wasn't allowed to play with anyone.

His only friend was a toy monkey.

Mrs. Lee went door todoor asking for money,

but never made or collectedenough for surgery.

- [Translator] I was afraidthat one day the hole

would get so big that itwould be like a mouth,

and swallow up his heart.

- [Reporter] Then she heardabout CBN and wrote us a letter.

- [Translator] It said, If you don't

help Ming Xing he might die.

You are his only hope.

- [Reporter] We quicklyresponded and setup free surgery.

- [Translator] Now thehole in his heart is gone,

and he has a new life.

He's completely recoveredand happy every day,

and his eyes are full of light.

Thank you for giving MingXing a bright future.

As bright as the start.

It's all I ever wanted for him.

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