Give Hope this Christmas.

This is Hope.  She’s 4-years-old and currently lives in Liberia.  Hope was born with a limb deformity that will require an amputation and fitting for a prosthesis to live any kind of a normal life in Liberia.  Without it, her life will almost surely be spent begging on the side of the road.  
Hope will be coming to live in the FullPlate Manor while she receives this amputation and the prosthesis.  The pediatricians office that I work for will be coordinating her medical care, and her visa is being arranged by an amazing outreach organization.  
She just needs a plane ticket to the U.S.  FPD and I have never done any fundraising for any of our adoptions.  Since this isn’t an adoption, we’re okay with fundraising for this little girl now.    
I’ve included a hard to look at picture below.  If you’re squeamish, don’t look.  This is Hope’s leg.  As you can see, it would be impossible to correct.  Right now she drags it behind her as she scoots along the ground.  She can’t walk at all.  Can you imagine what her life will be like without some kind of correction?  

If you would like to give Hope the gift of mobility for Christmas, please go to the link below to donate.  All donations are tax deductible.

–FullPlateMom,
who loves having a little Hope in her life.  

3 Comments Add yours

  1. exmish says:

    Do you know if they are going to do some sort of progress ticker somewhere? I know it made a HUGE difference with AAI’s Christmas fundraiser for their Africa programs when they itemized what they were raising it for and then kept everyone updated as time went on. I think it would be really motivating to people to see, “Wow, you mean no one has donated ANYTHING?” or “Hey, if just three people kick in $50, it’ll be finished!”Just a thought. :)(And big *hugs* to you for helping Hope.)

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  2. FullPlateMom says:

    Thanks, Shannon! That is a very good idea. I got trapped in the land of visa paperwork for a few days, but I’m in awe of what has already been donated. Yeah, we have a long way to go, but I’m so touched by what people have already given.

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  3. I don’t know if “Congratulations!” is quite the right sentiment, but it’s what I’m feeling right now. This is exciting and awesome and joyful, and I’m so happy you are doing it! Wishing Hope a speedy and comforting next few months! Also, my sister in law had a baby born with bilateral club foot, which, since she lives in the US and had wonderful doctors, is now perfectly corrected. Anyway, she and her husband donate to an organization that provides treatment for people affected with club foot in developing countries, and Hope’s picture reminds me of ones from their website.

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