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The Chosen One

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

I had a dream the other night
It came to me so clear
I stood before the throne of God
Afraid to come near

God said to me “I hear your prayers”
There are answers you can’t find
I’ve asked you here to talk to me
And help to ease your mind

I said, “Well, yes God, I am upset
About my special one
This punishment is awfully harsh
What have we ever done?”

God looked at me and shook his head
and said you’ve got it wrong
I sent this special child to you
because you are so strong!

I searched and searched to find someone
With love so true and rare
A parent so unselfish
That could give this special care

I try and save my special gifts
Like those you’re speaking of
For special kinds of parents
I call the “Chosen Ones”

Of all the ones to choose from
Think this I have done
A parent who deserves the best
An honor you have won.

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Saturday, March 14th, 2009
Malia Moore

Malia Moore


My name is Malia and this is the beginning of my story.

I was born in San Jose, Costa Rica on June 17, 2008. I was born with an extremely rare brain formation disorder called lissencephaly. Lissencephaly means smooth brain. It is a condition in which the outer layer of the brain, the cerebral cortex, is abnormally thick and lacks the normal convolutions. During the third and fourth months of my mom’s pregnancy, my brain cells should have multiplied and moved to the surface of the brain to form my cortex. Due to the failure of this nerve cell migration, I ended up with lissencephaly.

The type of lissencephaly I have is called Miller Dieker Syndrome. This means that I have a partial deletion of Chromosome 17. Lissencephaly has been a challenge for me but I refuse to accept the prognosis of this disease and prefer to take it one day at a time. Although I will be physically and mentally challenged, I am determined to defy the odds.

I want my story to bring awareness about lissencephaly and hope to all children who struggle with disabilities and diseases. I hope that making people aware of my story will help others open their eyes–and their hearts–to children with disabilities.

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