When you judge a child by their diagnosis, you miss out on their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. My family, I would like to introduce you to one of the sweetest young ladies that I have ever met. This is Allysa, who has recently entered our Special Needs Program.

Since the day that this angel was born, her loving mother Anna has been by her side, caring for her every need. This loving mom pledged that her beloved daughter would never end up in one of the torturous institutions for special needs children in the Former Soviet Union. But today, Anna is terrified because her meager pension of only $65 a month is just not enough to pay for the food and medical care that Allysa desperately needs to survive.

“I am not one to ever ask for help”, says Anna. “Today, I am swallowing my pride and asking if you will help me take care of my beautiful Allysa. She is my everything and we have been inseparable since the day she was born. If only people would take the time to get to know her, they would see what a wonderful, sweet and caring person she really is. Instead, most people are afraid of her and look the other way when we are walking in town. It just breaks my heart to see the pain in her eyes when she sees people’s reaction to her.”

Let’s together wrap our loving arms around this family and show them just how powerful Christian love is by providing them with good nutrition and the aid that they so desperately need. Let’s also welcome Allysa into our Special Needs Program where she will receive the advanced medical care and rehabilitative therapy that she needs to be healthy and happy.

May God bless you for blessing and caring for His children with special needs.


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