Help Lilit Get Surgery/Recovery

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Raised by 94 people in 26 months
Lilit was born on June 17, 2007, weighing 4.5 pounds. At birth she was diagnosed with kyphosis scoliosis with rotation and chest deformation. Lilit was given up by her mother and brought to Children’s Home of Gyumri (Armenia) on June 26, 2007. She moved to Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage at 6 years old.

Eight-year old Lilit needs spinal surgery. We (SOAR-Toronto Chapter) have set up this page to support Lilit – 100% of the money raised will go directly to Lilit’s medical bills and whatever it takes to get this lovely girl healthy.

Nobody deserves to be sick, and especially not a little girl who doesn’t have parents to hug her and/or  be happy for her. There are no words to adequately express how much your thoughts, prayers and donations will mean to Lilit. Please help us help her.

Thank you everyone for all your support, and remember to hug and cherish your kids every day.

Note: Please be advised that donations are in Canadian dollars.
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Lilit keeps working through her rehabilitation without any problems. She is moving around quite well, getting stronger, eating better, and learning English. Lilit is slated to go home in about three weeks. SOAR is working hard to coordinate continued PT for Lilit in Armenia as well as to purchase any equipment necessary for her therapy there. If you would like to financially support SOAR in its efforts to help Lilit, please follow the Go Fund Me link. Thank you. Here's Miss Lilit showing off her ever-expanding English skills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bft-TFZyCqU&feature=youtu.be
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Lilit is doing fantastic. She enjoys her therapy and complies with everything the therapists ask. Today, she had so much fun painting with her feet.

For those of you wondering, Lilit still has a tube in for medication since she refuses to take her meds by mouth. She also receives a little additional nutrition via the tube during the night.

Over the weekend, Lilit's story was featured at the gala event of the SOAR Philadelphia Metro Chapter. The video shown to the guests can be seen here:

http://soar-us.org/sponsor_highlights.html#february2016
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Due to concerns over how long Lilit had been under anesthesia, the surgical team could not finish the surgery. Lilit was taken to PICU after midnight where she will remain sedated until next week when an additional four hour surgery will complete the remaining ten percent of what was started yesterday. Dr. Caridi said that Lilit's heart, lungs, spinal signals etc. all look good.
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Surgery Day - January 27, 2016

Lilit and her team of medical professionals are ready for the big surgery today. The procedure will last 10-12 hours and we do not expect Lilit to get into recovery until late tonight.

As part of the surgery today, a titanium-cobalt rod of about one foot in length will be inserted in Lilit's spine. Her posture will be noticeably straighter right after the surgery and she is expected to gain an instant one to two inches of height. Lilit's chest deformity and difference in legs will correct naturally as a result of this surgery which means Lilit will have to learn to walk again because her feet will be level for the first time in her life. She could be in rehab for up to two months to accomplish this feat.
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Dolly Gable
26 months ago

Love prayers

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Hasmik Sargsyan
26 months ago

Dear Jeanne, thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, there is no family who is adopting Lilit and bringing her for a surgery to US. However, there is a family in the US who is kind enough that is raising money which will go towards adoption fees if there is any family that wishes to adopt Lilit. If you want to read about that family's fundraising blog, please check http://martiniadoptionroad.blogspot.ca/

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Jeanne Tesar-Sobie
26 months ago

This child has an adoptive family in the United States that will be bringing her here for surgery.

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Dolly Gable
26 months ago

Love prayers

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Hasmik Sargsyan
26 months ago

Dear Jeanne, thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, there is no family who is adopting Lilit and bringing her for a surgery to US. However, there is a family in the US who is kind enough that is raising money which will go towards adoption fees if there is any family that wishes to adopt Lilit. If you want to read about that family's fundraising blog, please check http://martiniadoptionroad.blogspot.ca/

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Jeanne Tesar-Sobie
26 months ago

This child has an adoptive family in the United States that will be bringing her here for surgery.

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