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May 28th, 2009
09:56 AM ET

Making a Brighter Connection

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In 1993, John & Maggie Davis moved to Hanian Island China in 1993 to work with a hotel management organization. Then they were introduced to an 8-month old Chinese baby girl named Qiong Jian who would show them a greater purpose. Qiong Jian had autism and cerebral palsy, and she was abandoned. John and Maggie were allowed to take her into their home and eventually allowed to adopt her. The in-home program they designed with doctors to help develop Qiong Jian was the blueprint for the Bright Connection Center, a school now filled to capacity with children that are developmentally delayed, hearing impaired or have cerebral palsy or autism. Some of these children are orphans that live full time at the center. For John and Maggie, they knew this was the right thing, when their daughter Qiong Jian for the first time was able to walk by herself, a few months after the Center’s opening.

To learn more about this and other organizations that are helping children, please visit our Impact Your World page.

Filed under: Impact Your World • Tony Harris
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    Great to find this story remains available on the web ! It is time to fund raise several millions to build a new Center....would you like to help ?

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