The Bartlinski Bunch

" Teresa "

" Teresa "

Teresa "Fang Fang " Bartlinski

Teresa was born on December 25, 2006 in China. She was born with a very complex heart condition. In July 2010, GOD added Teresa to our family through adoption. We have been blessed with 9 wonderful children. Gods grace has woven us together as a family. Upon bringing Teresa home from China we unfortunately learned she not only needed a heart transplant but also a lung transplant. Her doctors feel she would not survive this operation. Please help us to pray for a miracle for Teresa's heart and lungs to be healed. She is a very special little soul who has touched so many lives around the world ...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Slammer Dogs

Today we went to Alderson West Virginia to meet Emilia's new best friend. Paws4people is a wonderful program that matches service dogs with children with special needs. The dogs are trained in prisons by the inmates. The families then travel to the prison and the child is introduced to several dogs. The dog actually picks it's new owner. The dog that bonded the best with Emilia is a 1 year old golden retriever named Mayzie. Mayzie is already trained with basic dog commands , now she will specifically be trained for Emilia's needs. In a few months we will return to the prison for her graduation and she will then be introduced into our family.

Emilia was so excited!

1 comment:

Angie said...

I recently found your blog. What a beautiful family! Our daughter also has a service dog/in home companion dog. We're having a few issues with him, and hopefully will have them worked out soon! Dogs can do such amazing work with children!