After a grand outing to Valley Fair last week, Sr. Mary Frances shared the story about Rayonna.
“Rayonna lost her leg when there was no way to save her deformed foot and knee at birth. From this she now wears an amputated device. The amazing thing is that when Shriner’s Hospital staff brought gifts from their giving tree at, Rayonna’s grandma told the story of her infant grandbaby. Shriner’s offered to take care of the child GRATIS. Rayonna is now 3 years old and she totally enjoyed Valley Fair with us! She is from , and she comes every few months to Shriner’s hospital for adjustments and needed medical support as she grows…..a real miracle story that took place at Visitation!”
Miracles such as bringing people together who need one another are not a rare thing at the Visitation Monastery. The story of Rayonna is particularly close to my heart as my oldest Finn, was born with a club foot and needed lots of medical support beginning at seven days old. We lived in California at the time and were introduced and blessed with amazing doctors and resources nearby. But I can still remember when I went in for my 20 week ultrasound and they told me he had a deviated ankle and foot my heart plummeted. Like Rayonna’s grandmother I wanted him to be able to enjoy life to the fullest, and I needed others to help me help him through this. Like Rayonna’s grandmother I too turned to the Sisters of the Visitation and others for their prayers. And like Rayonna, Finn is also thriving and I have a hunch would love a trip to Valley Fair some day!