Hello, many of my friends have asked me why I decided to fly 1/2 way around the world to a place where I never been and don't know the language all to help children born into poverty who face a dangerous situation every day. Well the answer is simple - it's something I had to do. I've seen reports and stories and often wondered, "What can I do to help?" Many of the children who face these dangers of poverty, slavery and trafficking, are the same ages as my own children.
I know the results firsthand of what kindness and love from strangers can do. In a way, my existence is a direct result from it. Now, it's my turn to give back and I have an opportunity to make a difference.
A little over 40 years ago, a Good Samaritan showed kindness to my own family, sponsoring my father to come from China to the USA for a better chance. He worked hard, learned the language, became a citizen, entered the military and met my mother while stationed in Germany. Needless to say, neither I nor my brother would be here had those events not taken place.
About 10 years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to China to see firsthand where my father grew up and where the family lived. It's easy to think about how life could have been different and how my own family is only a few generations removed from those conditions. I have seen how far my family has come and it's humbling to think about how hard my parents have worked for a better life for their family.
Now I'm the parent, with three little boys of my own, who are the same ages as many of the children we are helping. And naturally, I want my boys to have a better life too. I also want them to learn how to give back and understand how the kindness of a stranger lending a hand can make a real difference to others.
You too can help make a difference!!! I am asking for your help. This is an important fight and I can't do it alone.
Fundraising Goal: $1,000.
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