A Journey with Love and Laughter

Read about our family as we journey through life as a family, with siblings, school and spina bifida, and lots of fun and laughter along the way!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Someone you Love

Everyone has someone they love, and someone who loves them back. I bet you can list off, more than one, more than six, people that you love and love you back.

Take a moment to imagine if you didn’t have anyone who loves you. Take a moment to imagine if you were not surrounded by family and friends.

Take a moment to imagine what it would be like to be a 4 year old boy, living in an orphanage, without a family all because you were born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. And in weeks or months you were facing being moved to an ADULT mental institution, because you were born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Because your forever family was waiting in the US to adopt you, but today you are in your orphanage in the Ukraine.

Now imagine YOU could do something about this. Imagine helping to donate the funds needed for this international adoption (which is expensive) to get Shea home to a family that loves him. YOU can help. In just 3 months (since Joanna found him) over $6,000 has been raised, but almost $8,000 is needed, and time is running out for Shea.

So if you can think of people that you love and love you back please, PLEASE take a moment to SHARE LOVE, Share Love with Shea.

Click on the ChipIn to donate. It is simple and easy and safe. (I’ve done it myself). Just a couple of dollars and a couple of minutes helps Shea get home to his family just a little faster.

This was really meant just to be a comment on Facebook - but it just got away from me.

Shea is so close to getting home! So close to being surrounded by family who loves him, even if he has spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus should not be a death sentence, it should not mean a lifetime in a mental institution, it should not mean having no one to love.
You can follow Shea's journey at http://savingshea.blogspot.com/ (If you aren't already).
(Shea is a boy even though he's often dressed in pink!)

I can't even imagine if my Nickolas was born at a different time, or to a different family, in a different country how his life would not be apprecited, how he wouldn't know love and family and laughter and know that he'll be kissed when he goes to sleep at night, and when he wakes up in the morning. All because of what he was born with, all because of spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

If Nickolas was born overseas, in this country would he be crawling around the floor laughing when he finds a bit of dog hair, then looking up to his mommy to show off his find, before quickly shoving it in his mouth as I decide if it's just extra fibre or if I should really pry his jaws open and take away his prize....

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