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Shawn's American Adventure!

Organized by: Katherine Steen

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THE STORY:

I am absolutely thrilled to be bringing my 11 year old friend Shawn to Seattle! I met him last year at Lion Hearted Learners Orphanage and when this opportunity to host through an exchange program landed in my lap, I knew I had to do whatever it takes to give this boy as much love, attention, and adventure as I can. He's had a traumatic beginning and I feel like I am capable of giving him a happy, healing home, if only for a month. He was shy and pretty quiet in the orphanage setting, but I'm looking forward to getting to know him as an individual. He was kind enough to share his room with us and acted as our go-to guy while in Uganda and I'd like to return his hospitality. Plus, I promised him we'd find some killer chapati together!

I would host more Lion Hearted Learners this summer if I could afford it- turns out my heart is bigger than my pocketbook! I've had many of you ask how you can help out, so here's the scoop: I've already paid for 2/3 of the hosting fees, but I could use some help with the rest. $1,000 will go to travel related expenses (airfare, Visas, passport) and the remainder will go to clothe and feed a growing boy! He will need a few changes of clothes, shoes, swim trunks, etc. And I've seen the pile of food the boys at the orphanage could put away. The kids told me I ate like a baby!! I'm in for a rude awakening in the kitchen, I'm sure. Maybe I should just invest in Costco now....
Anything beyond $1,500 will go to entertainment while he's here. Shawn wants to be a pilot, so we're certainly going to be checking out the Museum of Flight and Boeing Field!

I'm excited to see Shawn experience so many 'firsts': plane ride, microwave, shower, maybe swimming?! I'm not sure if he's ever used a flush toilet! I don't even know what he has yet to experience. It will be an adventure for both of us. Please send lots of positive thoughts and prayers! And donate if you can. Shawn and I will be forever grateful! I will be blogging about our adventures at highwayswithharvey.blogspot.com.

$1,330

 

89% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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  • Shawn's American Adventure

    $75

  • Jen

    $100

  • Deanna & Ted

     

  • Eli

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kara Moyes

     

  • Joe

    $100

  • MC ChedarPants

     

  • B Q Z & J :-)

    $75

  • michels

    $50

  • Jay

    $100

  • The Steens

    $100

  • Preston's

     

  • dick & nancy

    $100

  • Jake & Suzanne

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Paul Severson

    $40

  • Russell&Melinda;

    $50

  • Cheryl and Steve Click

    $50

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Katherine Steen

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Donor Comments

Cheryl and Steve Click

Cheryl and Steve Click

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Russell&Melinda;

Russell&Melinda;

DONATION: $50

Thank you for all that you do! 4 years ago

Paul Severson

Paul Severson

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jake & Suzanne

Jake & Suzanne

DONATION: $50

Would love to have you both over for dinner at some point! 4 years ago

dick & nancy

dick & nancy

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Preston's

Preston's

Proud of you & that big heart of yours KK! 4 years ago

The Steens

The Steens

DONATION: $100

Looking forward to meeting Shawn while he's here! 4 years ago

Jay

Jay

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

michels

michels

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

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