This morning when i was preparing my sharing material about HOPE (for DATE / cell group), I felt that God led me to see this video (By the way, He knows that im in the Vimeo Community hehe..). So i did, and decided to share about this amazing journey of Penelope Grace Gorman to my friends.
Since the topic i chose was HOPE, God clearly showed me, how serious He is, in working behind the scenes, preparing and arranging great things for us, by showing me Penny Gorman and her parent’s story.
Hope is a firm assurance regarding things that are unclear and unknown (Romans 8 : 24-25)
A short story about Penny
Penelope Grace Gorman, a precious 2 year old who was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
On August 4, 2009 Penny’s mother Jina Gorman, her grandmother Laurel Fagg, and Penny were on their way home from visiting Penny’s great-grandparents in California when Penny suddenly got very sick. She was taken to the ER in Santa Barbara, where the doctor’s discovered that her heart was very enlarged. She was medi-vacced to the UCLA Pediatric ICU.
Once at UCLA, her heart rate and the fluid in her lungs continued to increase to the point where she was placed on a respirator. The medical staff tried to help her heart through medication, but it was not effective and she was placed on the heart transplant list. The decision was made for Penny to receive a Berlin heart. The device is attached to Penny through 4 tubes that are inserted through her stomach and grafted into the left and right ventricles of her heart. This device assisted her heart with pumping while she waited for a donor heart. She and her mom stayed almost a year in the hospitals, with a big HOPE.
Then God answered…
Film by Phospictures
Producer: Lukas Korver
Director: Elliot Rausch
D.O.P: Lukas Korver & Matt Taylor