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God! Save my Daughter's Life!

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The Lius were thrilled to have twins and hoped their girls would always be happy and healthy. Then, the couple found out that one baby, Xinyi, had a hole in her heart.

Mr. Liu recalls, “She was diagnosed with severe pulmonary hypertension, which would lead to breathing difficulty, suffocation, and heart failure. When I heard this, I couldn't catch my breath. I’d heard about heart attacks on TV, but never thought anyone in my family would have one.” Mrs. Liu adds, “A doctor told us if Xinyi didn’t get surgery, she might not live to be a year old.”

Day after day, Xinyi struggled to breathe. “Her lungs didn’t have enough oxygen, so she stopped breastfeeding and choked, and her body didn't grow,” her father recalled. “She couldn’t speak yet, but she cried and screamed a lot. I think this was her way of asking me to rescue her.” 

Mrs. Liu asked family members to loan her money for Xinyi’s surgery, yet they wouldn’t help. So, Mr. Liu got a job in a coal mine. “Sometimes I wanted to quit,” he confessed. “But then I would think about my daughter and knew I had to go on.”

Meanwhile, Xinyi got weaker, and the hole in her heart got bigger. The Lius worried she wouldn’t make it. “My daughter’s blood vessels were really thin, and the doctor at the hospital had to try over and over to get a needle into her veins,” revealed Mrs. Liu. “Her father and I both cried as we watched.”

Mrs. Liu grew up as a Christian, yet she’d since forgotten her faith. Now, desperate to save her baby, she prayed. She explained, “I remembered how God had helped me when I was younger. So, I prayed, ‘Lord, I want Xinyi to get better. I hope you can come and bless her. Everything is up to you.’”

Soon, a nurse told the couple about Operation Blessing, and you helped make it possible for Xinyi to get heart surgery.  

“God listened to my prayer and helped us through Operation Blessing,” exclaims Mrs. Liu. “Without you, our daughter wouldn’t have been able to get this successful surgery.”

Mr. Liu added, “She’s gained five pounds. Now, she can crawl and she loves to laugh. I’m so happy to see her changing. She's like a different person.”

“Xinyi loves to play with her sister. Now she can have a wonderful life,” concluded Mrs. Liu. “I’m grateful from the bottom of my heart.”

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Zsa Zsa Palagyi
Zsa Zsa

Zsa Zsa Palagyi loves to tell stories about the Lord. Originally from California, she moved to NYC to work in TV, where she committed her life to Christ and was later called into Christian media. Now a CBN producer and Christian radio on-air personality, she seeks authenticity and enjoys art, culture, travel, fitness, fashion, the beach, and cats.