Friday, June 26, 2009

Anes' Story - The Little Boy from Bosnia

Anes' Story

… the joy of meeting your newborn child for the first time.
… taking him home with such overwhelming love and joy in your heart.
… the heartache of learning something is gravely wrong with him and having few answers.
… learning that the medical treatment he needs is not available in your country.
… feeling scared, lost and alone without the knowledge of what to do next.

Can you…imagine it?
Could you live it…if it happened to you?

The Dzebic family in Bosnia and Herzegovina has lived it, for nearly 15 months. In March 2008, Adis and Aldina welcomed a son, Anes, into their world. They took him home and marveled at him. It was only a couple of days before their happiness turned to worry when Anes began to have what they would quickly find out were seizures. They took him to a local hospital, but were quickly sent to one of the few hospitals in Bosnia that can treat pediatric emergencies, “Kosevo”. There they learned that Anes was born with right-sided hemimegalencephaly. There they learned that the Bosnian medical system knew little about his condition and that they did not have the technology, nor the medical staff with the skills necessary to treat a child like Anes. There they learned that a special surgery, called a hemispherectomy, might be able to help their son; only to find out that it was not available in their country.

To read the rest of this amazing story and the role of The Hemispherectomy Foundation in this little boy's life, read here : then click on the feature story in the middle. Grab a box of kleenex.

Keep up with this little boy's journey from Bosnia to the USA and the miracles surrounding his life at . He is one cute little guy!

I love this foundation!!!!

Have a blessed week.



Anonymous said...

I just finished reading the incredible story about the child from Bosnia. I am so glad it was posted on the blog. My prayers are with that child and his family.
When my sister and I were in Bosnia, we were very impressed with the strength and kindness of the people we met. They (as "a people") have endured so much hardship and disaster in their country....more than I can even comprehend! I know it has enhanced the inner character of so many of their citizens. We had dinner with a Bosnian family (in their home) and felt such a love for and a connection to them.
I am so proud of the many people in our country who are trying to help this family and give them support in any way they can.

Mary Ann said...

Y'all are doing the Lord's work. God bless you all.

Holly said...

it was awesome seeing your family again too! can't wait to do it again! FYI: I am doing a local fundraiser at a Friendly's restaurant for the foundation July 22nd!