We have a lot of big hearts that read this blog. I’m hoping that you will help me spread the word about a very special little girl. Tonight, I received a message from my best bud, Dina, who knows a couple named Suzanne and Dewey Fristoe through some friends of hers. Suzanne and Dewey are working hard to adopt a little Chinese girl named Clare, and bring her home.
Clare is no ordinary little girl. She is a very special child, a fighter through and through. Born with several challenges, including a cleft palate, Down Syndrome, and congenital heart defects, she was expected to die right after she was discovered abandoned as an infant. She was brought to an orphanage, but sent to a special hospice to die. Well, it’s four years later, and she is still going strong, having fought several battles for her life. Strictly nursed by the staff of Little Flower where she now lives, she never sees a doctor. They have placed her on “palliative care”, which means, essentially, that she is made comfortable until she dies.
Well, the Fristoe Family has other plans for Miss Clare, and they are holding a fundraiser to raise the $17,000 that is still needed for adoption expenses (they need a total of $28,000). Incidental to this fundraiser is the prize – an iPad. Donations are requested starting at $10.
I would love to see this go viral – please pass the message through your own blogs, FaceBook pages if you have them, and through email. Let us join hands and bring little Clare home.
You can read about the family here.
You can link to the fundraiser (and make a donation) here.