Gianna’s Hope

Update posted by Rene & Laura Kageff On Feb 21, 2014

Hello and blessings to you all,

We are coming to our 3 month date!   This is a very pivital moment!  Most RAD Children don't start making strides forward until three months.  It usually takes them that long to stop the pretence and start really digging in to the truth.  We are Praying for a positive report when we have our 3 month evaluation conference.  This will be when we find out if they (CHBSM) feel that Gianna is a good fit and that they can help her heal.  If so, we continue on and will hopefully have some forward healing movements happenening.  If not we will have one month to make other arrangements.  So we are asking all of you to continue praying for Gianna and that we truely have found the right place for her healing to take place.  We really believe we have, and really stand strong in the belief that God's perfect timing is just that.... PERFECT.  We know in our heart of hearts God is healing Gianna as we speak.  It's a slow but perfect process.  I know this to be true because God promises to restore and renew all that was lost or stolen.  Gianna's innocence and entire childhood was stolen up until now.  Now is when the tide is turning and we will see our sweet little girl gain peace and healing.  God has very big plans for our sweet Gianna...we just know it!!!!  Jer. 29:11

For now we hold on to all the little moments as they come.....the little updates and pictures.  We have been writting to Gianna and finally got a letter back.  She was very positive about her healing and very concerned about ours.  It is very painful to have our little girl so far away and still not be able to hold her and hug her through this...but the letters give us hope that this won't be forever.  We are praying and believing that Gianna is well on her way and before we know it she will be back home with us.  No matter what time is needed we know in the end this will be an amazing testimony to what GOD can do and HOW GREAT OUR GOD REALLY IS.  We know he loves Gianna and he will bring her through this stronger then ever.

We got a recent picture of Gianna on Valentines day.  It was a beautiful picture, but it did make me cry, because she looked older.  Yes she did!  It's been only three months, but it seems like forever. We sent little valentine gifts for her and the girls made her valentine cards too.  We all tryed to stay positive and think of the big picture.....healing for us all and a wonderful reunion....someday soon.  The girls have been doing better also, but this too is a very slow process.  We have really tried to spend as much time together with the girls to give them their security back and let the communication flow so that everyone has the time to "vent" all the feelings that are going on inside.  It has been slow but moving forward.  I see little sparks of hope everyday and our home is starting to feel peaceful once again.  

This weekend we are doing a local fundraiser at the girls dojo.  It's called a kick-a-thon.  People can pledge so much $ per kick and hopefully this will not only raise much needed funds but also much needed awareness.  It was Sensi Josh who thought of it and so willingly put it all together.  We are so greatful and excited to see how this turns out.  The whole family has been working hard at trying to get pledges and practicing their kicks.  The goal is 1000 kicks in 15 minutes!  Please pray for all the kickers and all the supporters.  It should be a great time for a great cause, and God willing we can make a difference.

I wanted to thank you all again for your continued support.  We feel all your prayers and know that our peace and continued success is due to all of you reaching into your own lives and giving into ours.  We can never thank you enough and can only pray that God would truly bless you a 1000 fold.  We love you for helping us , many of you without ever even meeting or knowing us.  You will never realize the impact your e-mails, phone calls, hugs, donations, well wishes, meals, FedEX runs, friendship and prayers have meant to ALL of us.  But a BIG, HUGE HUG goes out to all of you......for whatever part you have played in our story.....THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU! 

Written by Laura but heartfelt by the whole Kageff Family!

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Update posted by Rene & Laura Kageff On Jan 10, 2014

Thank you so much to all of you out there who check out our site and contribute by funding and passing it on.  We finally made enough for one month!  Thank you Jesus!  We are praying that we can get keep this ball rolling so that we can give Gianna a chance to heal and get the help she needs, and the months will come very quickly.

It has been a little over a month since we brought our little one up to Changing Hearts and let me tell you it feels like forever.  To be honest, the Holidays were really awful for all of us.  Not only were we all seperated for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New years but those of us at home were very sick...103 fevers, vomiting, the works.  It all started the day I got back from bringing Gianna up to CH.  One after another we all went down hard.  My husband even ended up in the hospital.  And as you all remember, we adopted Gianna on 12/12/12.....so guess what other day we missed being together.  I have to say this pain of seeing your children all suffering for so long is really the worst pain I have ever felt in my life.  The days have been very hard for each one of us.  Gianna is not allowed to have phone privledges yet but we were able to get a special request of two, one on 12/12/12 and one on Christmas Eve.  They were extremely hard to have because I felt like a was living in a nightmare, to hear my daughters voice on a phone so far away and she is only 9.  I kept thinking "this isn't fair", "how do people abuse such a beautiful little child and pretty much go on with their lives while she suffers so greatly, for so long".  Her voice continued to crack as she bravely said "I am sad that I am here but I am thankful to get help and finally get my strong heart so I can come home and be a real part of the family".  "Mama, Papa.....it may not seem it yet but I am really trying my hardest to work through all this hurt." We took turns talking with her, encouraging her to be strong and brave, and know that so many people were praying for her to get better .  We conveyed as much as we could through a phone line how much she is loved by all of us and especially by Jesus, who will give her all she needs to get through this.....BUT.......I couldn't hold back the tears as they ran down my face uncontrolably while I listened to my daughters pain in her voice, and still, couldn't hold her or make it all better.  This is a Mom's worse nightmare to feel so inadaquate.....so helpless.  

And still here on the homefront..... to see the destruction that these last 5 years have done, it takes my breath away. Our daughters are all hurting, in different ways.  How do you make sence of all this to a 6 yr. old and a 9 yr. old.  What do you do as the dust begins to settle and the tears begin to run from all of the hurt and pain that has been inflicted on little innocent hearts.  As a mother....you either die right then and there or you dig down deep and remember...GOD HAS THIS!  He promises to never leave us or forsake us....right?  There are times that I begin to have that fear take over...but thankfully it doesn't last long and Jesus comes to the rescue.  All I know is my GOD RAISES DEAD PEOPLE!  HE can handle this!!!!  HE IS KING OF ALL KINGS AND LORD OF ALL....HE IS THE MIGHTY PHYSICIAN AND HEALER.  HE IS THE ALPHA, THE OMEGA....THE ALMIGHTY AND... HE LOVES US.  So we CANNOT FAIL.  I believe God will take what the enemy tried to use for bad and HE instead will turn this around to use for GOOD.  GOD IS WITH US......ALWAYS!  and HE WILL HAVE VICTORY.  Please continue to pray and believe with us that Gianna WIL BE HEALED and we will all GIVE GLORY TO GOD.

There is not much else to update you on since it usually takes about 3 months before Gianna will really start to open up and that's when all the work can get started.  Please help us get the word out.....e-mail everyone you know, post it on your face book page and keep reposting it every now and again.  Please help any way that you can.  Stop and ask yourself....What if this were my daughter, sister, neice, granddaughter, friend....what if it were me????  What would you do then?  How aggressive would you be in helping?  If we all do what we can, we will all have taken part in being just a little bit of the HANDS AND FEET OF CHRIST!  AMEN!

As my nephew says..."What's gonna work?.....Team Work"    So please join the team!  

May God bless you all with Happiness, Joy, Love and Good Health.  Thank you so very much for helping us save Gianna and helping us while we are down.  We will never forget the love you have all shown us.

Written by Laura but heartfelt by the whole Kageff Family!

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Backed On Jun 27, 2014 Amount Hidden

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My hopes and prayers go out to Gianna and the family. Please be safe and patient!

Brian Cooper

Backed with $20.00 On Jun 18, 2014

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Hi Laura, As promised, I am matching the funds we raised during bowling for a total of $130.00

Cesar Taveras

Backed with $130.00 On May 19, 2014

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Guest

Backed with $250.00 On May 08, 2014

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May God Bless you for having such loving hearts to care for Gianna and for giving her a stable and loving home. I pray that she finds that solace and comfort she so desperately needed as an infant with her new loving family. May God bless and keep you in his heart. Praying for Gianna and your family.

Maria Brenna

Backed with $50.00 On May 05, 2014

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Frank McCabe

Backed with $100.00 On Apr 10, 2014

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Your commitment to your daughter's treatment and future are extraordinary! I pray you meet your fundraising goal and healing is able to take place. -Jackie

jackson72

Backed with $25.00 On Apr 07, 2014

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My prayers are with you and your family.

Jennifer Marcus

Backed On Apr 03, 2014 Amount Hidden

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Sending Love & Healing Prayers.

Adam & Vickie Aviles

Backed with $100.00 On Mar 28, 2014

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Backed On Mar 26, 2014 Amount Hidden

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