Newest member of CBR family almost home from … Armenia?
We are indebted to the Pro Life in TN blog for this story about the newest member of the CBR family! Four-year-old Karine is the latest arrival at the Hardin household, whose members are fixtures on the GAP circuit.
How many of those pro lifers ever adopt?
Well the Hardin family, whom I am proud to call friends, are as pro life as they come. Just take a look at their van covered in pro life stickers … their 8 home-schooled children … their entry into pro life oratory contests … avid and trained sidewalk counselors and in several pro life arenas … I can count on them to march in the parade and help with any pro life event.
They have worked and fund raised for over two years to raise the money to adopt this special needs child from Armenia who had never been outside her orphanage in her 4 years of life. While the prayed and waited for the bureaucracy to move, they almost lost her as Kathy Hardin received a call to make an emergency trip as their to be daughter, Karine was critically ill.
She was sick and down to only 15 pounds. The is hospital was without the basic necessities to treat her. I must admit when I received the broadcast email of what was happening, I was greatly discouraged. The Hardins have a strong faith and when they finished the email by telling us to take a front row seat and watch what God can do, I must admit I felt that she could not possibly survive even if they were able to raise the funds for an air ambulance from Armenia to Nashville.
Fast forward … they were able to get the adoption accomplished in an emergency period of time, fly home on a commercial flight, get her into Vanderbilt for the needed surgery literally in the nick of time. Yea God !!! … Slap me across the face for my lack of faith.
“For two weeks it was pretty touch and go and I was working on adrenaline,” Hardin said.
Karine suffers from Spina Bifida and lives with a shunt to reduce swelling in her brain. Just weeks before she was scheduled to make the journey, the Hardin’s said she underwent surgery to correct the shunt, then developed meningitis, and lost nearly 20 pounds when the Armenian hospital withheld pain medicine and antibiotics.
If you’d like to help with her medical costs, you can make a donation to the Karine John Hardin fund at the Hendersonville branch of Regions Bank.
You can also visit the following Facebook page for updates: http://www.causes.com/causes/588490-rescue-karine-hardin
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