We first learned about Darren’s situation in March of 2012. He was three years old and living in an orphanage in Shenzhen City, China. He’d been found as an infant in a local hospital waiting room with a note presumably from his birth parents indicating his birth date and that “We hope the kind people can help him.”
It was discovered that he had multiple congenital heart defects. They were able to diagnose the problems in his region of China but couldn’t treat them due to the complexities. It was determined that he had a very short life expectancy without surgical intervention.