Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Transformation Tuesday: Iris

Have you read the amazing story of Iris' early days?  How she survived cardiac pulmonary edema, and made it though major heart surgery despite being teeny-tiny, malnourished, and having a collapsed lung?

This is what her hospital room looked like, so many wires, monitors and tubes...

...and this is what she looked like - frail, desperately thin, her hair coarse and orange due to malnutrition.

Once she was able to come home to New Day, at the start of this year, we began pouring love into her (along with plenty of doses of medication and vitamins).

This is Iris, belatedly 'modelling' her Christmas gifts.  Packages of gifts are always wonderful, but top of her Christmas list last year was #1 survival, followed closely by #2 gaining some weight, and #3 experiencing love and the tender care of her New Day mamas...

What a beautiful difference almost one year on!  Iris, seeing your transformation fills our hearts with gladness, and we can't wait to watch you tear the wrapping off your gifts this year.


  1. Oh my God. I have no words to express my feelings. I am so grateful for your work. Thank you very much.
    Iris, you are an angel and I pray for you to have a forever family soon.

  2. Love this so much! Great post Laura!