Meet Nathanael Stahler, an abandoned baby who became a graduate

Meet Nathanael Stahler, an abandoned baby who became a graduate

- Nathanael Stahler was found abandoned on a roadside in Johannesburg about 19 years ago

- The Door of Hope Children's Mission rescued him before an American family adopted him

- He recently graduated from college and wrote a heartfelt appreciation letter to the Mission

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A 19-year-old man who was found abandoned as a baby on the side of a road in Johannesburg is now a proud college graduate.

Nathanaal Stahler has written a heartfelt letter of appreciation to Johannesburg's Door of Hope Children's Mission. The Mission rescued him 19 years ago, Briefly.co.za learned.

He was adopted from the home by an American family a year after his rescue and is now an American citizen, TimesLIVE reports.

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Many years later, Nathanael hasn't forgotten the kind caregivers, whom he calls "grannies," who rescued him. In his letter, he said:

God has brought me to where I am today, and He used the grannies at the Door of Hope Baby House to help me. I will never forget Door of Hope, and the love I received there.
Grannies at Door of Hope Baby House make a big difference! I was an abandoned baby — and now I am a graduate. To God be the glory!

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Door of Hope operations director Nadene Grabham said the caregivers are always proud to see their babies growing up and succeeding in life. She said:

We are very proud of Nathanael and we were very happy to get a letter from him after all this time.

One or the caregivers who took care of Nathanael replied to Door of Hope's Facebook post and said:

Amazing! I was one of Door of Hope's first volunteers in Berea and I remember you, Nathan! What a blessing it is to hear about your life now and to know that you are well!

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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