Friday, April 15, 2011

I'm Giving Up a Lunch a Week, Will You?

Meet little Sergey.  He lives on borrowed time, in a orphanage in Eastern Europe.   Because he has an extra chromosome, he will be sent to an adult mental institution where he will live out the remainder of his life, if  he is not adopted before the age of 4 or 5. Statistically 95% of the children in these institutions die the very first year mainly due to starvation, trauma from the other adult patients, and loss of hope.

Sergey may be one of the fortunate ones who won't have to become a sad statistic.   He has a darling family in the United States who wants to adopt him.  But they need help raising money.  Do you know it costs over $33,000 to adopt a child from Eastern Europe?  That's a lot.

I read about this little boy on my friend Meg's blog.  And I haven't been able to stop thinking about him, which means I need to do something to help change his destiny.

So, every week, I'm giving up the money I spend on a lunch date, and I'm sending it to Jennifer until she has enough money to bring him home.  And I'm going to help spread the word.

Can you?  
Will you?  
Give up something too?

You can read more about this worthy cause here.  (There is a donation button on the side bar.)

My contribution is not much, but if we work together, think of what we can do.  We can give Sergey a home . . . a life . . .love.

Dream Big.


Rosie J. Photography said...

you are one very amazing woman with an incredibly big heart.

your small gesture could be the difference in bringing him home.

off to read her blog now.

meg duerksen said...

i am so happy to get to be a part of bringing sergey to his mama.
he deserves a mother to hug and love him for the rest of his life. :)
thanks crystal.
you rock!

Lyndsay said...

I wish I had an extra $33, 000 to spare!! I donated a little today.