Saving Penny

May 2nd, 2013


If you’ve been reading here for at least two months, you’ve been expecting this post!

Do you remember this little face?

This is 12 year old Penny.  A Penny from heaven!



Penny was born with special needs.  She has cerebral palsy like our Tommy does.

She needed extra help because of her extra needs.

But instead of receiving extra help, innocent, vulnerable, sweet-natured Penny was considered a hopeless and worthless burden and left alone in her bed on the deadly top floor of her orphanage.

She was starved, roughly handled, and unloved for 12 years.  When the babas were assigned to the other children, Penny was overlooked.  That means she wasn’t even receiving individual attention for 4 or 6 hours out of each week.  This oversight wasn’t discovered until a few months ago.

Now Penny weighs only 21 pounds and is 36 inches tall, and is suffering other effects of her lifelong mistreatment.

Twelve long years.

Did God agree that Penny’s life was hopeless, worthless, a burden?  Had God forgotten Penny?

No, He preserved Penny’s life!  He was preparing the perfect family to love her and welcome her!  And now, very soon, Penny’s time is coming!


A good friend of mine, Patti Rice, is hosting a Saving Penny Giveaway to raise the final funds for Penny’s adoption…

…into the family of some other good friends of mine, Paul and Maureen Huizinga

…and the brand new iPad Patti is offering in her fundraiser was donated anonymously by still another good friend of mine!


Paul and Maureen have such a relatively small amount left to raise–$2267 as I write this.

I am posting this with the prayer that many of you would consider being part of Penny’s rescue team!

Please participate in the Saving Penny Giveaway, or go straight to the Huizinga’s Family Sponsorship page on Reece’s Rainbow and donate there.

And please consider passing this post on to others!


When Penny’s fund reaches $8463, her adoption will be fully funded.


Our God is mighty to save and He is saving Penny!





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2 Responses to “Saving Penny”

  1. Jennifer says:

    We love Penny! We met her!!! We will share and support – cannot wait to see her home with a family!

  2. Maureen says:

    Susanna (AND Patti, and Annonymous friend :D) THANK YOU!!!! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!!!
    Jennifer, would you mind contacting me, I’d love to know more first hand regarding Penny. Thanks!

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