How have you been?
I want to introduce you to someone:
His name is Pavel, and he’s so sweet. Look at those wrists, the red hair, the eager eyes. “Do you see me? Does someone see me?” He craves attention on the hunt for the connection and love he wants so badly. His poor head has slowly been filling with water, expanding his skull. It’s a condition called Hydrocephalus. The hydro meaning ‘water.’ If he were in America, it would be an easy fix, but he’s an orphan, so no one helped him. BUT, someone fundraised $400 for him to receive a ‘shunt’ (which is inserted during surgery, and voila! His head will stop filling! ) We donated a little bit, and he reached his goal! Since we donated, we have watched his videos, how desperately he works with his limited mobility to interact with others, he’s desperate to receive love. But unfortunately, he is bed ridden, and mostly alone. The opportunity for surgery is amazing…but he will also be going through surgery without a mama or father by his side.
Can you imagine the fear an discomfort for a little baby like this?
My family and I have been praying for Pavel. Praying and praying. We have come to the conclusion that he needs more than a shunt surgery (although that is a good start). We have come to the conclusion that this little baby needs a mama, and a papa. Someone to love him each day, and when he wakes up, someone will scoop him up with love, the love that has always been just out of reach will then be in abundance, day after day, forever.
How? Well, you can be a part of his life change. Of Pavel’s miracle. How?
- There is a matching grant offered to Pavel for $1000. If that amount is not donated, the matching grant cannot be donated to him. His grant right now reads 445.50. Once it reads 1445.50, an anonymous donor (YAYY!) will donate a FULL $1000 to Pavel. As this baby is recovering from surgery alone this week, there may be people like you and me creating a last change for hope for him. We can CHOOSE to sow tiny seeds into that final moment that his mama walks through the door, locks eyes with him, and for the first time, doesn’t walk away. “Who…me!?” he’ll think.
- For ANNNNNY size donation (As low as $5!!!!) you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon card. So this Christmas, you can not only help to change the life of Pavel who could NOT need more help in his life, but also provide some awesome presents for people in your life who need them. When you donate ANY amount, screen shot your receipt, and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org to enter the drawing. I promise you your odds will be good, but Pavel’s odds for coming out of darkness will be just as grand!
- My kiiiiiiiiids say that ANYONE who donates over $200….well, they will sing and choreograph any song of your choosing, create a video of it, and share it. They are all budding musicians, so, be prepared for something *delightful!* They say “Thank you for considering!” Please screen shot your receipt for a donation like this, for an entry into the amazon give away, and for your song request.
We have until the last day of December this year to qualify for the matching grant! MATCHING GRANT! One of the best parts of this, is that hopefully we can all be sharing this in hopes to raise our funding needs, BUT I bet–Pavel’s mama will see him in the process. Drop everything and start the process. “Adoption is SO expensive though,” she may think. But when she looks at the little grant next to his picture, she’ll know that a big chunk of the adoption costs will be covered, because of the efforts we do now!
So who wants to start us off? $20? $25? $5? Click here, donate, and send the receipt. You could be walking away with an amazon card, and Pavel, the boy who loves, could be walking out of the darkness of an orphanage forever in his mama’s arms.
Once you donate, share this link! The more you share, the more will see his sweet face. Please be praying for him, too! We BELIEVE his mama is waiting for him right now too, but just doesn’t know his face yet.
THANK YOU! Love you!
Amy & fam & Pavel
See a video of Pavel here