Rachel Roberts, Author at Legacy of Hope Foundation
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Author: Rachel Roberts

Who is Liliana? Liliana is a two and a half year old who is full of life and spunk! She loves to be a ballerina, but also loves to horseplay. She loves to be the baby when the kids are playing house and have her sister carry her around. She keeps me busy and well-snuggled. How did Liliana come to live at Legacy of Hope? Lili's biological mother is mentally-ill. She gave birth on a toilet in the public hospital and left her on the floor. Due to the unsanitary conditions of her birth, she had medical problems from the start. A couple hours after they released her to us she had a febrile seizure and had to return the the hospital. She was diagnosed with a septic infection and stayed a few more weeks in the hospital. She was released to us a second time and stayed with the Spangler family for...

“Look at me in my princess!” Brenda said as she gleefully twirled around to give the room a good look at her ballet uniform. Here, a princess dress is anything with a skirt, and the princesses were wearing them proudly. One by one, we lifted these six little ballerinas into the truck to head to their first day of ballet classes at the local bilingual school.  It was such a beneficial growing experience for them to be in a class setting in the community and outside of the familiarity of the ministry. For most of them, it was their first time being “dropped off” in a situation like that. They were scared and upset at the beginning, but within a couple weeks they were loving it and asking everyday if it was time to go to ballet. After a few months of weekly classes, the school put on a dance recital...