Wednesday, March 7, 2012

{Review} Three Hearts

Three Hearts DVD  -     
        By: Samaritan's Purse

Most parents will do anything to keep their children safe. In fact, there is a recent story circulating the Internet about a mom who lost both her legs while shielding her two young children during a tornado.  Many moms who read that story would have done the same thing without hesitation. We have a strong instinct to protect our children at all costs.

But what if there was nothing you could do to save your child? Imagine if your child had a congenital heart defect that could be repaired with surgery, but you live in a country where there are no medical facilities that do the surgery?

I recently had the chance to watch a movie called Three Hearts. It follows three Mongolian children with congenital heart defects who come to the United States in order to have the surgery necessary to fix their hearts. The story begins with background on the Children's Heart Project through Samaritian Purse. Cissie Graham Lynch, granddaughter of Billy Graham, is just starting an internship with the project. She is tasked with bringing the children to the US and helping the families through the process.

Due to family obligations, Cissie is unable to get them.  In her place, a family from Texas is given the chance to go. The young boy is himself a heart patient. Once he heard about the Children's Heart Project, he began raising money to help other children. Their goal was to raise enough money to help one child...$2,200. Instead they ended up with raising over $8,000 and they are still continuing to raise funds.

The movie was fantastic. It was great to see these three children get a new lease on life, in more ways than one. Two are older boys, ages 16 and 18. It was amazing they were even still alive. The third child is an adorable three year old girl. Neeedless to say, it is an emotional movie and I recommend a box of tissues. It's amazing to see how so many people become Jesus to those in need. 

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