Jo-Anne Lim

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A picture began circulating in November. It should be "The Picture of the Year," or perhaps, "Picture of the Decade." It won't be. In fact, unless you obtained a copy of the U.S. paper which published it, you probably would never have seen it.

The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.

During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon's finger. Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.

The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, "Hand of Hope." The text explaining the picture begins, "The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother's uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life."

Little Samuel's mother said they "wept for days" when they saw the picture. She said, "The photo reminds us pregnancy isn't about disability or an illness, it's about a little person" Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful. Now see the actual picture, and it is awesome...incredible....and hey, pass it on! The world needs to see this one!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Cole Vintage giveaway via Thirsty Thought! :)

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Looking down from a dream...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

‎"You’ll get over it…” It’s the clichés that cause the trouble. To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever. You don’t get over it because ‘it” is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never loses. How could it? This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it. Why would I want them to?"

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Today is the day!

Today, I'm officially a dialysis nurse. Dream come true, eh? :D

I was oriented a while ago... and uh, it's kinda complicated because it's a special area. But no worries! I can do this! After a year of bumming around, won't let this opportunity pass nigguh. No way :D

So goodbye late night internet surfing, goodbye beer, goodbye late night chitchats with Rhada.

Hello hospital! :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Some of my sister's campaign slogan. I hope she wins the elections! :) Good luck Elai!
I'm with you all the way!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011


Meet Dae. One of my trusted friends.

Jude Marie, Dae Cheryl, Me, Jerica


Chu Pippai <3