About the film:
Graduating college senior, Cissie Graham Lynch, granddaughter of evangelist Billy Graham, takes on an internship at Samaritan's Purse working with the Children's Heart Project. This project is dedicated to saving the lives of children by providing medical procedures that aren't available in many countries. Cissie is charged with supervising the arrival and surgeries of three Mongolian children suffering from fatal congenital heart defects.
But the task is not easy and filled with unexpected challenges. Cissie balances responsibilities as a newly married wife to a professional football player and her tasks with the internship. Meanwhile the Children's Heart team turns to a Texas family who travels to Mongolia for the adventure of a lifetime to help bring the children to San Antonio for their surgeries. In Texas, two host families make sacrifices to care for these children and their mothers, while a team of doctors and nurses volunteer their time only to stare directly into the face of life and death. How far would you go to save a life?
It's a fight for survival, a fight of faith, and a fight for a new life for these three hearts.
Bonus Features include: trailer, deleted scenes, and video clips about the Children's Heart Project.
Here is a trailer:
My take: It was a good look at this program. It was a well done documentary and I appreciated learning new things. How many even know about this branch of the Samaritan’s Purse organization? I’d never heard of it (not that I am an indicator). You can see the sacrifices and challenges that are encountered (as well as the blessings!) of the families that take these three children into their homes while the children wait to have a surgery that they could not have otherwise. The surgeries give them an extension to their lives. The youngest would not have lived for many more years if left untreated. In the process they are also given the opportunity to accept Jesus (the youngest one may not understand at the time). They can go home and share this new relationship with their families also.
The documentary isn’t something you will be able to ‘just watch’ –it’ll give you a case of lump in your throat if you don’t just break down and cry. But at the same time there are many instances where you will smile along with these people –Cissie and her family as well as (and even more so perhaps) with the children and their families.
After I watched this I went looking for other reviews (because I’m like that) and found this one that you might like to read also.
If you don’t normally watch these types of documentaries (or this type of production) be aware, it’s ‘dramatic’.
***Disclaimer: I received this DVD from BookSneeze free in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was given. See Disclosure/Policies.***