We found our mother outside a mosque. Her family kicked her out of her home for having a defective child. Her baby girl had a fast growing tumor on her lower spine. Desperate – she begged for someone – anyone – to take her daughter. She felt that anyone would make a better mother. We were able to get her to Shanghai where she got surgery and then physical therapy in her home town. A nine month follow up visit reveals no long term physical problems and a 14 month on the verge of walking.