Tense for a Reason

July 28, 2007

More Smiles (Post #24)

Filed under: Smiles — Tense @ 7:30 pm

YiYun After

In her first eleven years, Yi Yun (China) faced a lifetime of heartbreak and disappointment. Because of her cleft, her parents abandoned her soon after she was born. Adopted by her uncle, Yi Yun lives in a home where grinding poverty requires her to work very hard.
School was never an option. Her cleft greatly affected her speech and it made it almost impossible for her to communicate. All the children in her village taunted and teased her.
One day, she received news that she had been chosen to receive free surgery from The Smile Train. This surgery has changed her life. For the first time in her life she can go to school, and speech training is helping her learn how to speak properly. Some of her first words after surgery were a heartfelt “thank you” to her surgeon.

And THAT is the reason I’m doing this. It’s still not too late to donate, and you can rest assured that 100 percent of your money goes to the kids.

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