February 2013, Project 615 held a campaign to raise money for a local family who were adopting a special needs, beautiful, little girl from China named Lola. Here is a quick update on how Lola is doing with her new family! (via aroadhome.wordpress.com):
Lola is adjusting quite well, even with her vision needs. She navigates incredibly well in familiar settings. However, new places and experiences present extreme challenges for her and she often falls or bumps her legs into things. When we are home, I often forget that she is visually impaired. She runs around the house like a crazy person. We are working with Lola’s school and teachers to help Lola equip herself with the skills to navigate independently and learn at the same level and pace as her sighted peers. She is quite the little smarty pants. Her knowledge base has gone from zero to a pre- kindergarten level in 3 months. It’s amazing to watch her soak up and speak English. She now listens to books and answers meaningful questions. It’s astounding. When the days are hard and emotions are high I find myself retracing the last four months of progress. It’s amazing, mind boggling, and super-natural the way God is healing her brain and heart. I once wrote that I believed God would work a miracle for Lola. We are living that miracle.