This is Tabita. She was born with some type of dwarfism which became noticeable quite early. She has some other lesser handicaps but does attend school. Tabita is now 8. The mother and many of her children attend the church in Vinga and we have been praying for Tabita all these years. In Arad there was no recommended treatment but I thought we had something available in the States.
Adina was taking a little girl named Natalie to Timisoara for a consultation with an endocrinologist, she appears to have a similar condition. I asked Adina to see if we could also get a consultation for Tabita at the same time, and the doctor agreed. This entailed taking the children as well people to stay the night at the hospital with them to Timisoara. The children could not eat or drink before the tests and were grumpy - they also got car sick. Poor Adina but she persevered and the girls got the necessary testing done. The tests on Natalie were favorable for treatment but the results were not as good for Tabita. I was disappointed but the doctor decided to repeat the tests and today we heard that both girls will receive treatment! YIPPEE YAHOO! The doctor is not charging us for her services but we will pay for the medicines.