Monday, June 23, 2008

Orien Rose - Spare a Thought for a Miracle

I'm reposting this from Deborah's blog, with permission. Spread the word, ASAP:

Orien Rose is a miracle. She, and her parents, are my important, beloved
friends. She is a nine year old girl who, just over a year ago, was in a
horrific boating accident. There was skull, facial, and brain injury. Really
bad stuff. Tomorrow morning, Tuesday, June 24th, she is having surgery, and
we are looking for as many people on this earth as possible to simply think
of her, and send positive energy.

You should see her now; have a look at this article from the other day.
Orien is an exuberant and hilarious kid, and the interviewer doesn't even
mention how she burped the entire alphabet for him.

If she were doing only half as well as she is, the doctors would still be
baffled by the speed and thoroughness of her recovery.

She is alive, well, and burping today due to teams of skilled and dedicated
paramedics, doctors, nurses, and therapists, the fierce dedication of her
parents, and the power of community. Orien Rose has been prayed for by
Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, and Santeros, she's received energy
from witches, Reiki masters, and anyone willing to simply hold a positive
image in their minds for a moment.

Tuesday morning she faces the final hurdle: Replacement of the missing
portion of her skull; a coordinated effort by neurosurgeons, plastic
surgeons, and infection control specialists. AND by the people who've been
sending her positive energy of myriad forms for this past year.

Orien, her father, asks that people put a reminder on their alarm clock. A
reminder to just think about Orien Rose when you wake up. They check into
Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I. at 6:30 AM (Eastern time) and
the procedure begins an hour or so later, and it will go on awhile, so
whatever time you get up will be fine.

You can read Christine's blog about Orien Rose's progress, and their progress as a family.

Feel free to repost this on your blog, or link here, or write your own
version in your own words (or all three).

Oh! And now that I think of it, if you do go to Christine's blog, leave her
a comment. I'd like to see her blog crashed by the spike in activity.

Thank you for being part of this very real miracle.


Instead of a note, I recommend printing out her picture and leaving it on your alarm clock. That way, her adorableness is the first thing you see when you open your eyes. It takes a village, as they say, so let's do everything we can to keep this miracle going.


Diana Luciano Grayfox said...

Anything involving children really affects me. I will absolutely keep Orien in my thoughts and prayers, especially tomorrow.

Yvonne said...

Orien Rose has my thoughts and prayers.

Evn said...

Diana and Yvonne, thank you both so much!

Deborah said...

Thank you for participating!

Here's another great picture.

Oh, and I forgot to tell you "Orien" rhymes with "DeLorean."

Evn said...

Deborah, that's picture is the adorablest.

Cat Chapin-Bishop said...

Thanks, Evn.

Evn said...

Cat, you're most welcome. And thank you, too. (We're having a day of thanks among the ol' Strifemongers.)

Lisa Adams said...

I'm doing a working tonight.

Evn said...

Excellent! Thanks, Li!

Orien Rose said...

Thank you ALL for the energy sent. Orien Rose is doing well! We had to, after a mishap, move her blog to

Please feel free to visit us there! We have put up pics of her. :)

Christine (Orien Rose's Mom)

Evn said...

Christine, anything for you guys.