Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pull on My Heartstrings

I just spent about an hour and a half watching some videos on YouTube. I don't normally do that. I actually don't believe I have ever done that. However, this was something that really pulled on my heart strings. I ended up in tears more than once. These were clips from a documentary of sorts about disabled children being warehoused in institutions. It showed an up close and personal view of these children & how neglect and abuse affected them in every negative way possible. If you have time, watch all of the clips 1-6. If you only have time to watch a couple, take a look at the ones I posted on this blog. WARNING: THESE CLIPS ARE NOT FOR CHILDREN TO VIEW B/C OF THE CONTENT IT MAY BE TOO DISTURBING FOR YOUNG VIEWERS! The first one shows what the children were like when they first met them. The next shows what happened when a few of them got transferred OUT of the institution and into a better "group" home. The last one shows more of what they are like after being transferred out of that horrible institution. It is truly amazing how these children can thrive when they receive therapy and better care. Just think how much better off they would be if they actually had a loving family to grow up in!

Here are some of the children your donations could help save from institutions similar to the one you can view in  the clips. To my knowledge, these children are not in the same country as the ones in the clips but many countries have the same type institutions for their special needs children. Your donation of $5 or more will help pay the ransom for one of these children. All of the children in the pictures on this blog are on Reece's Rainbow's waiting child listing. Your donation will help bring a family one step closer to saving their new child from a life of in an institution and help bring them home to grow up in a loving family like every child deserves!

Psalm 82:3 "Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed."

Vitaly (Older Other Angel)

Boy, Born January 14, 2005
Little Vitaly is so handsome, with his dark hair and eyes!   Vitaly was born with CP and is not able to walk at this time.    He is moderately cognitively delayed, but will regress every day he is in this place.  He is already living in an institution, and he needs to be rescued desperately.   Otherwise he will never have a chance to walk, never have the opportunity for surgery or therapy.

Lynette (Older Girl w/ DS)

Girl, Born October 4, 2000
Main diagnosis: Down syndrome, significant delay

Janine (Older Other Angel)


Kyle (Older Boy w/ DS)

Boy, Born March 11, 2004

Main diagnosis: Down syndrome, stabismus
Kyle has already been transferred to a mental institution.
Kyle was born with a heart condition and anal atresia, but both have been surgically corrected and he is now perfectly healthy. Kyle walks, pronounces combinations of words and seeks out physical contact and attention. He has difficulty with his attention span and his development is delayed. However, he still shows a desire to learn and interact.

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