In 2015, Priscilla Morse was scrolling through her newsfeed when she saw a photo of an emaciated Bulgarian orphan named Ryan. She immediately decided to save his life.
When Priscilla picked up Ryan in Bulgaria, he weighed just nine pounds. At first, doctors back in America didn’t believe that the tiny child was seven years old.
In addition to being severely malnourished, Ryan was diagnosed dwarfism, scoliosis, cerebral palsy, and clubfoot. His body had also grown dark hair in an effort to keep him warm. Everyone told Priscilla to prepare herself for his early death.
His road to recovery hasn’t been easy. There have been many hospital visits and sleepless nights full of worry for the Morses.
For now, though, the happy, adorable boy is content to just enjoy his family.