11-Year-Old Girl from Guatemala Born Without Hands and Abandoned by ‘Ashamed’ Mother at Age Three Writes Powerful Essay Saying ‘I Know God is Good’

Eleven-year-old Cleidy from Guatemala was born with limb difference, missing both hands. In most poor Guatemalan communities, a child with such a disability would be considered inferior, without the hope of any future. In fact, her own mother abandoned her because she was ashamed.

WATCH: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Once Became So ‘Disillusioned’ With the Church He ‘Angrily’ Abandoned It, But Returned to the Faith During ‘One of the Darkest Periods’ of His Life

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who spent four years training in seminary, said he once got so “disillusioned” with Christianity he abandoned it in a huff. But he found hope in his faith again during one of the “darkest periods” of his life.