Hannah arrived in the United States on Christmas Eve last year, held in the arms of her new adoptive parents, Deanne and Matt.
She stepped into a family filled with love, Christmas traditions and new siblings – three, to be exact – more than 8,000 miles from the orphanage in India she had called home.
It wasn’t long before the now nearly 3-year-old girl became part of another family, the Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis family. It was all thanks to Matt’s uncle, Shriner Jerry D’Agostino. “We were still in the adoption process when we told Jerry about Hannah’s condition, and he told us right away we should be going to Shriners Hospital for care,” Matt said.