Maurer 家族（從左到右）：Uwe、Matthea、MaDonna、Megan 和 Marcus
A few years ago, God gave us a little girl. Our daughter was born premature, underweight, but REALLY cute. At that time we were living in China. That first fall and winter, we were surprised by how often she got sick and how “floppy” she was. And — she sounded just like a little kitten when she cried. After a very serious illness in the spring, three medical evacuations – quite the story in itself – we finally were able to get a diagnosis: 5p- also known as Cri-du-Chat Syndrome, also known as Cat’s Cry Syndrome, also known as LeJeune’s Syndrome. Needless to say, we started to do a lot of research and found that our daughter would be mentally and physically disabled for the rest of her life.
We did decide to go back to China at that time, but only on a year to year basis. We knew that God wanted us to be there and that he would give us the strength and resources that we would need. And that is exactly what happened. We had two more wonderful years there. At that time, though, it became very clear that we needed to move to a country that had better medical and therapy resources. After a short search, we moved to Taipei, Taiwan. The medical facilities, resources, therapies were great and our daughter improved so much!