Saturday, December 22, 2007

Because We're So Much Stronger Than We Think

Lily Mathis was born as one of a set of triplets. She had no disabilities at the time.

At four months old, Lily developed bacterial meningitis which led to a cascade of problems that most people would think no one could live through, let alone an infant. However, Lily pulled through. Today, she has several disabilities but she has proved the doctors wrong in many ways. She has parents who are committed to caring for her and did not choose to dump her in an institution as some would have done. I think this plays a huge role in how much she has progressed in so short a time period. She has a CaringBridge page and a little 12 minute video that shows pictures of her from when she was hospitalized all the way through today.

I think the Creator led me to her story this morning. It was just what I needed to lift my spirits. Babies and cats--without them, life just wouldn't be the same!


Lily's CaringBridge Page

3 comments:

Rootietoot said...

That video is amazing. How blessed those children are to have parents who love her so much.

Jeremy Mathis said...

Back when this video was made YouTube wouldn't allow videos over 10 minutes, so it was uploaded to Google Video. Later, after over 400,000 views, google deleted it by mistake. Here it is again, but on YouTube finally. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTr3-Rrgil0

bint alshamsa said...

Jeremy Mathis, thanks for sharing the updated link. I'll change it right now. :)