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help a Chinese orphan

February 21, 2012

I don’t think I could have hand-picked a better way to begin Lent. Two things I love– Sevenly and Chinese adoption, rolling handily into one irresistible package.

This week’s Sevenly project supports a wonderful organization that I’ve had plenty of personal experience with–Love Without Boundaries. These people are real and passionate about their mission: providing desperately needed medical care to abandoned Chinese children. The statistics are so often numbing, but they are very real. Two out of five children with medical needs who are abandoned in China die before they are adopted. Two out of five. Please, just try to make that number a reality for yourself. Picture five children, any five. Your own children. Your friends’ children. Your nieces and nephews. And subtract two. Two beautiful, potential-filled, living souls who die for lack of basic medical care.

I was born with duodenal atresia, and could have died if the possibility of surgery wasn’t open to me as an infant, if I had been only a little more affected by it, if the funds just hadn’t been there.

Put yourself in one sick Chinese orphan’s shoes. Put yourself in mine. Put yourself in the shoes of the person who buries two out of five children. And ask yourself if you can give.

I know that some of you, if not all of you, have $22 to spare. And even if you don’t, you have Facebooks and blogs and Twitter accounts. You have a voice. Use it, please.  

Remember, you aren’t just buying a shirt. You are saving a life.


image from Love Without Boundaries

2 Comments leave one →
  1. merry permalink
    February 23, 2012 8:28 am

    Wow paige, thanks for the post. Heading over to Sevenly to buy a shirt… wish i could do more… maybe I can 🙂

    Kudos to your family!

  2. March 5, 2012 10:27 am

    Thank you so much, Merry. You have made a difference!

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