February 17, 2010

People Magazine

This week People magazine will have Andrea Roberts (founder of Reece's Rainbow) featured in the "Heroes Among Us" section. This is BIG news for Reece's Rainbow and will get the word out to a lot more people about these orphans desperately needing homes.  Hopefully it will bring more donations and ultimately homes for the children.  The issue should be available as early as Wednesday, but definitely by Friday.  Be sure to pick up a copy or two!

February 10, 2010

New picture of Mariya taken this month

Here is an updated picture of Mariya.  Oh my, look how she's grown!  What a cutie-pie!   In a week and a half she will be 2.  Please consider giving her a small contribution in her chip-in as a "birthday" gift to her!

February 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Mariya!

Mariya is a little girl who caught my eye on this RR page (scroll down to orphanage 9).  Her "Little Slugger" shirt stood out since we are a baseball family (the boys are chomping at the bit for this season to start!)

Mariya's 2nd birthday is on February 21.  It will come and go like any other day in the orphanage.  Her second birthday also signifies the halfway point of when she will be sent to a mental institution for life (when she's 4 she will be taken from the only "home" she has ever known to a horrible place).  So I figured that we can give her the best birthday gift - money in her grant so she can find a family sooner!  Maybe next year she can celebrate her 3rd birthday with cupcakes, balloons, and a family!  Please consider donating to Mariya's grant - no amount is too small and it is all greatly appreciated. (It is also a tax-deductible donation!).  She currently has $95 in her grant, so let's at the very least bring that into the triple digits! Thank you!!!

Mariya  (9)
Girl, Born February 21, 2008

From her medical records:  congenital cataract of left eye. Common AV canal.   Mariya is growing well!  She has blonde hair and blue eyes. 
Regrettably, this orphanage is one of the poorer ones, with very little outside aid and very little hope.    All of the children are tiny and undernourished.  These children are immediately transferred at 4, and have little chance of survival where they are sent.  All of our waiting children need families, but these have a critical need.  Please consider one of these children soon!! 

February 1, 2010

And the winner of the Snuggie is......

Jewelee Hotchkiss!!!  We put all the entries into a baseball cap and Sam drew Jewelee's name.  Jewelee and I have been friends since our awkward tween years twenty years ago.  She is still a dear friend in our awkward 30-something years ;-)   The Snuggie is ordered and on its way :-) 

THANK YOU EVERYONE for your prayers and support for Sofia!!  I know that her new family will be blessed and are very much appreciative of the kindness of people like you!!  I am so thankful and amazed that she was able to get a family commit to her so quickly.  They still have a lot of hurdles to overcome in getting her home, but your support helped them to overcome that crucial first one.

You can continue to follow Sofia's journey here: http://savingsofia.blogspot.com/