See The Transformation Of Starving Bulgarian Orphan
A woman who flew half way round the world to adopt a malnourished Bulgarian orphan after seeing a picture of him on Facebook has shared pictures showing his incredible transformation a year later.
Priscilla Morse, from Tennessee, adopted Ryan Morse when he was seven-years-old and weighed only eight pounds. He was covered in hair as his body tried to save his life by keeping him warm.
Twelve months after Ryan was taken to the US, Mrs Morse shared pictures of what he looks like now on social media. He has grown significantly over the past year and currently weighs 23 pounds.
“The first meeting was pretty scary. He was bones and skin, he literally looked like a skeleton,”
Mrs Morse told Inside Edition.
“The first thing that went through my head was, ‘he’s going to die.’”
Ryan spent his first two weeks in the US in hospital and was readmitted soon after being discharged and stayed for an additional month.
Since coming to America it has been discovered Ryan suffers from cerebral palsy, microcephaly, scoliosis, clubbed feet, and dwarfism.
Mrs Morse and her husband David have two biological children of their own and also adopted a girl from Russia.