May 22, 2012

One small favor...

Let's get serious today, friends. It's for a good cause and I think you should hear me out.

All jokes and sarcasm aside...I need your help.

My company partners with a Guatemalan school called New Life School. One of our patients, originally from Texas, is the founder of this wonderful organization and after hearing her speak this morning, I must say I was truly touched by the compassion she has and huge heart she has opened up in a way most peole could never fathom.

New Life School is for children who can't gain an education in the overcrowded Guatemalan school system. This inability is either due to the teacher's inability to teach them or the ridicule of the other students. Most of the children have severe hearing or vision deficits, learning disabilities, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, or attention disorders. Their families have shunned them for their disabilites and even consider killing the children once they find out the baby has physicial and/or mental defects. Most of the children in Guatemala are malnurished, uneducated and have absolutely no hope.

New Life School was founded in 2000 with only 8 students. They now have over 100 enrolled.

The yearly budget for this entire school is...are you ready for this...$150,000. They have over 100 mouths to feed daily (breakfast AND lunch) and 15 staff members & their families to support, not including all the equipment, medical care, buidling/facility fees and other needs the children have.

The budget is so restricting, their staff occupational therapist pays for her students
seizure medication with her very own money.

Could you imagine?

Ok-so what's my point?

From now until June 30, my company is donating $1 for every "Like" we get on our Facebook page. Our goal is to be able to sign a check for $25,000 at the end of day, June 30.

Though it's only $1 per "like", imagine the possibilities with the amount of people on Facebook these days. Imagine the number of children who may see life in an entirely new perspective. Imagine the smile you'll bring to their face the day they walk across that tiny stage in a cap and gown.

... all because you clicked your little mouse.

That's all!

Just "Like" this page on Facebook and we'll even foot the bill! ;)

Thanks, friends. I'll love ya forever!


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