These two girls have a whole lot in common. They are both beautiful blonde-haired, blue-eyed girls who happen to have Down syndrome. They both have heart conditions and need to see a cardiologist ASAP. They both are listed on Reece's Rainbow. They are both in the same region in Russia. They are very close in age, Lilly is 4, Vanessa is 2. They both have very little money in their adoption grants. They are both living on borrowed time. They both have no mommy or daddy to call their own. They both have no one to love them, tuck them in at night, cuddle them when they are hurt, sick, or scared. But the biggest and best thing (I think) they have in common, is a whole lotta people who pray for them, love them from afar. I have encountered many a momma, and sisters, who love these two and want nothing more than to see them find a home, yesterday.
Now the problem is this: none of us have an iPad or fancy camera, or lots of gift cards to give away. And most of us have blogs with not too many followers. We don't have the traffic, but we have the voices. Together, I believe we can be heard. I believe that people will give, even without the prospect of winning a prize. That being said, I know that great prizes also help alot, so if anyone has any to donate, contact me!! I would love to put together an awesome give-away, or help someone else host one. I believe the key to finding their forever family is to pour money into their adoption grants. I believe their forever family's are already out there, and already know it, they are just trying to figure out how to pay the ransom. That's where we come in. I am asking, no begging, for your help. I am putting Lilly's picture as my profile picture on Facebook for the next week or so, then Vanessa's, then back to Lilly's. Will you change yours too? I am adding a chip-in to my blog. I am starting with just Lilly, frankly because I am scared, scared no one will donate, scared no one will share. But I am even more scared for these girls, that they will not live to see a family if someone doesn't do something soon. Never done this before, but I am taking a deep breath and jumping in. I am donating the first $10, will you give too?
(all chip-ins go to Reeces Rainbow via paypal and are tax-deductible).
BTW, there are 2 awesome girls that are working hard to help Lilly as well, http://www.handiworkforelijah.blogspot.com/. Check them out!!