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Little Vietnamese Girl. (Part Two)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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The soldier who found the abandoned little waif decides to take her to an orphanage not far from where he'd discovered her.

I tenderly snuggled the fragile little bundle in my arms and carried her to the orphanage I had seen about a half mile from here.  I prayed that we'd get there safely; I asked for God to protect us.

The child was a little girl, no more than two to three at the most.  She was surprisingly light; her arms and legs resembled sticks.  Her belly was distended.  Her face was marked with scabs and scars, probably as a result from malnutrition. 

Both of her feet were clubbed, twisted backwards; her legs were atrophied.  It was doubtful she could walk.  I think this is why whoever had her abandoned her.

There was no telling how long she'd been lying on the ground when I discovered her, not even an hour ago.

My heart went out to her.

Several of my Marine buddies tagged me a fool for taking her.  Some were telling me that I was siding with the enemy.  I knew she needed help; I was determined to be the one to help get the process started.

At the orphanage, I whispered a prayer of thanks to God for keeping me (and the child) safe from harm.  I handed her to the lady who answered the door.  In my bad attempt at Vietnamese (coupled with hand gestures so she could understand me), I explained to her that I'd found her and she needed help.  The lady smiled and took her inside.

I then left the orphanage, tears stinging my eyes.  For now, the litle one was safe, in the care of others.  I prayed that someone will claim her, or at the very least, a family could be found for her, that she'd get the medical help she desperately needed. 

I do not know what will happen to her in the future, but hopefully she could be adopted into a family that would be ready (and willing) to love and care for her.

~To be continued.~ 

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 4/14/2011
What a touching story karen. Thank goodness the child was found by some one who cared..Hopefully she will get much needed help ....M
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/13/2011
So many soldiers are so heroic, in so many ways.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 4/12/2011
This is a heartbreaking story, but hopefully someone adopts her and gives her the loving home she deserves!!!!
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/12/2011
I hope things turn out well for the Little Vietnamese Girl. Well done, Karen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/12/2011
Great update, Karen.

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