Bulgarian orphan Ryan Morse who was born with dwarfism weighed just eight pounds when he was adopted last year by David and Priscilla Morse. The now-eight-year-old child had to be rushed to the hospital as soon as he arrived in Tennessee so doctors could put him on a feeding tube..
Mrs Morse said that doctors told her the boy would likely die. But little Ryan prevailed and has since been taken off of his feeding tube. He currently weights 23 pounds and is beginning to speak
In photos taken of him this month, Ryan looks almost nothing like the malnourished child that had to be rushed to the hospital as soon as he arrived in the U.S. In the photos, Ryan’s bones are no longer visible through his skin and he smiles like any happy and healthy young boy.