Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thriving Thursday

"Why is my daughter here, why has she survived? Somebody forgot to tell her, she was supposed to die."

A story of hope and perseverance. I have seen this family on TLC and Oprah just had the family on her show the other day. I watched in awe as this little girl, who is full of spirit, never letting her condition slow her down.

Her talk of the future, wanting a boyfriend and a family of her own, was just precious. "I can be anything I want to be", was her response to questions about what she wanted to be when she grew up.

Shiloh Pepin, continues to overcome odds and stun doctors. "We've always understood that she's supposed to be here," Shiloh's mom said. "When nobody else has believed it, we believed it, because it's just the way she is.

No matter what the Doctors say, or what statistics note in books....there is nothing stronger; no medicine or magic cure, stronger then faith and the human spirit.

Never, never, never, never give up
- Winston Churchill


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this Kristi. What an amazing spirit she has! God bless her!

  2. She is absolutely a fresh breath of air to see and hear. If she can only keep that innocence about her and enjoy life as she seems to in the video. She is truly a gift from God as long as you have her as are all our young ones suffering from things they don't deserve in this life. She is a little love and you can see in her that she knows she's loved.