An Aug. 23 article by Holly Richards of the Zanesville Times Recorder provided the following details:
McDonald knew she had her work cut out for her when Aza and Troy arrived in Zanesville on Aug. 11, but she also knew she could make a difference in their lives ..."Aza didn't want to leave, but we're going to talk back and forth," McDonald told the newspaper. "She'll be back around Christmas, and they both said they plan to move to America some day. It was a tiring, stressful week, but when you're affecting someone's life it's worth it. Love and the love of God can turn around anything."
"They looked so hugable and lovable and I gave them a big hug as soon as I saw them," McDonald said. "The coolest thing was when I looked into their eyes, I saw the heart of a child who wanted to be loved. I told them the (bad) things they've done is what you did, not who you are; you don't have to let it define you."
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