Last month I visited again and she was a healthy and happy one year old. The Rhema Project left a donation to help offset her future medical and travel expenses.
Within days of my return to the states I received a letter from The Smile Train and I learned they do operations in India for free. Almost to the day that I contacted Raj he had already found the same information and had scheduled surgery for Rachael. Later that month they traveled to Maduari and baby Rachael’s surgery was performed.
Rachael’s life story and the sometimes small and seemingly insignificance interventions by others changed her destiny and a chance for a better life.
First. Her parents willing to give her a chance by not taking her life. Second. Raj and Prema were willing to provide her care and unconditional love. Third. Donors of The Rhema Project helped offset cost of care and medical related expenses. Fourth. Smile Train covered the cost for her cleft lip and cleft palete surgery. Fifth. Foster care parents came forward and said they would love and care for baby Rachael just as if she was one of their own – and she is!
Rachael’s story continues to unfold. A little more than one year ago that was almost not the case.