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, January 17, 2012


Guess who came to our house today ?
Almost 2 years ago , Emilia was matched with Mayzie by Paws 4 People Foundation . The dogs are trained by inmates at a prison in West Virginia. Emilia and I traveled there for a weekend to meet several dogs . Emilia was introduced to three dogs. The first one came in looked around and showed very little interest in her. The second dog seemed to be afraid of her wheel chair and brace on her leg( she was having her leg lengthened at the time). The third dog (Mayzie) , walked in smelled Emilias chair ,wagged her tail and jumped up on the side of her chair to kiss her . We knew this was a perfect match . For the past 2 years Mayzie was trained to meet Emilia's needs for future surgeries .For almost two years she waited so patiently for Mayzie to graduate . Finally , Mayzie was ready to transition to our family ( No easy feat) . She is not accustomed to being around so many children or another dog (Annabelle) that was trying to attack her. She will slowly start visiting us and slowly become acclimated to our house.
Today's visit went pretty well. Emilia loved learning all her commands and showering Mayzie with love . We are hoping that Mayzie will not only provide Emilia with help while she undergoes several more surgeries on her arms and legs but that she will also serve as a "Bridge" between Emilia and her classmates .
Paws 4 People is a wonderful Foundation that provides service dogs to people with physical and mental disabilities . ( Paws 4 Vets provides dogs to veterans returning from war with physical disabilities or from the stress associated with war).

Tomorrow will be a very important day for Teresa. The results from the heart cath . will hold two paths for Teresa's future .
If you find the time in your day to think of Teresa, could you please whisper a prayer to Jesus...we would be VERY grateful .


Laine said...

Oh Ann, we have been and will continue to pray for sweet Teresa. God knows the path for her life. We are praying for all of you tomorrow!!!!
And yay for sweet Mayzie!

From This Moment said...

Holding you all up in prayer!

Anonymous said...

Ann, We will keep the whole family and Teresa in our prayers daily and esp. tomorrow. (Mayzie seems awesome!) Laura and Lily

living4him5 said...

Ann, we pray for Teresa everyday! The Lord holds tomorrow in His hands.

Mayzie is just precious!!!


Mama to Mia said...

What joyous news to hear that Emilia has been matched with such a wonderful canine companion! Mayzie will make a beautiful and helpful addition to your family, and especially to Emilia. We are on our second career change Guide Dog, one of whom I trained as a certified therapy dog (Ripley will be certified as well). I can testify that these animals are amazing not only in their training, but in their gentleness, intuition, and willingness to serve without question or complaint just because they love you. Emilia will be a hit with friends old and new now that she has a special dog buddy.

And of course, we're praying for Teresa too--always. Thinking of your family and your brave little girl tomorrow during the procedure. May you receive good news.

XO Lynne
Mama to our amazing Amelia MeiYun, age 6

Lee and Sarah VanGrunsven said...

Welcome to the family Mazie!!! :)

Susie said...

Praying in whispers and out loud tomorrow! And welcome home Mayzie!

Rita and John said...

Mayzie is beautiful! We continue to pray for Teresa, and we'll add extra prayers tomorrow.

Rachel said...

Can't wait to hear what happens tomorrow - praying for you all, and will be thinking about you.

Shonni said...

What a special journey for her. Great pictures.

Lynda said...

Wonderful story of Mayzie's arrival, and yes as always we will continue to lift Teresa up in prayer.
The Carr's

Aus said...

Prayers offered for you guys Ann - every day - and today one of thanks for "Mazie" - and one of hope for continued miracles for Teresa!

hugs - aus and co.

Frazier and Sherry said...

Prayers and thoughts for her and your family.

Great news with the dog

Wife of the Prez said...

Yeah for Mayzie and YEAH for Teresa's good news today!!! YES!!!