My Family Essay

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Every family has its calling. Some of these families calling are to farm or to travel the world. My family, on the other hand, feel that their reason they were placed on this earth is to help children who can’t help themselves. Children who have been mistreated by the people they call parents or the children who don’t have anyone to call family. John Ruskin was said, “Give a little love to a child, and get a great deal back.”

At the age of eight, my parents sat my three older siblings and I down. Usually, nothing ever good comes from these family gatherings. It was either we did something wrong or there was some bad news. It wasn’t either of those. They were asking us if we were okay with foster caring kids who don’t have anywhere to …show more content…

The mother of the boys just gave birth to twins, a boy named Otis and his sister Olivia. Due to their mothers bad habits, the twins were born at only 24 weeks with Pulmonary Vein Stenosis. A rare and serious condition in which there is a blockage in the blood vessels that bring oxygen-rich blood from the lungs back to the heart. The hospital performed a tracheostomy, a procedure that open the windpipes in the trachea to help push oxygen to the lungs. Unfortunately, there was a very slim chance that either of them were going to survive. After only a week of life, Otis couldn’t fight any longer. He passed away in the middle of the night, quickly and painlessly. Our hearts broke for the baby boy who didn’t get a fair chance at life that every child deserves. At that point we didn’t know what to do but there was still a little girl, laying in a hospital bed, fighting to survive and we were going to do everything in our power to help her live. While we watched her sleep inside the little hospital crib, we knew that she was going to bring even more joy and happiness into our family. Soon after we took her home, the doctors predicted that she would only live to the age of two. Many parents would have thrown their hand up right there but not mine. There was no way that we were going to give up on that sweet little girl that we have grown to love. Over those two years, my parents went to, what seemed like, an endless amount of doctor appointments and

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