So for the past four days we have been on a mission. A frantic mission. There is a little boy named Peter. Peter has Down syndrome and needs heart surgery. Peter also lives in an orphanage in a far away European country.
Why the urgency? Peter will be 4 years old on February 20th. When Peter turns 5 he will be sent to live in an adult mental institution. Why? Because that's how it is done over there. His heart will not be repaired and he will probably not live much longer than a year in there.
Peter is posted on Reece's Rainbow. Its a ministry that assists in the adoptions of children with Down syndrome and other genetic and congenital issues, like CP and HIV, to name a couple. He has been listed since he was an infant and never had one single inquiry. There are also ways to raise the funds for these children so that when a family comes forward, they have some money behind them already.
A full grant is $20000.00. Another mommy has taken upon herself to raise the entire grant for Peter's adoption...before he even has a family!!! In 9 short days, over $13000.00 has been raised for Peter. Mostly by word of internet. It has gone wild on FB. People are posting and reposting. I know I have been. And I know my friends are probably getting tired of seeing it.
Peter is rumored to have a Forever Family!! He has even been moved on Reece's Rainbow's page to the My Family Found Me page. The family cannot come forward publicly. Not until they are committed on paper. Right now they are committed verbally. We are all dying to know who they are, but we know in due time we will know. The most important thing right now is that A)Peter's funds are being raised and B)Peter has a prospective family.
Here is his Reece's Rainbow Page: http://reecesrainbow.org/peter-16
Here is Patti's blog, she is the mommy fundraising for Peter: http://babynumber10.blogspot.com/
Today I have taken a different approach. Im blogging for Peter. Its another way for you to help, but it wont cost you anything but a little bit of your time. I emailed The Ellen Show. I told them Peter's story and Patti's quest. I am asking you to do the same. If anything, this will get Peter's story out. Im not asking for money from Ellen...just to put up Peter's picture, Peter's story, and how others can donate. Please, take five minutes out of your day to do this.
Here is the link: http://ellen.warnerbros.com/show/respond/?PlugID=10
Please repost this in your blog or FB status or email everyone you know and ask them to do the same.
Please Please help Peter, Patti and his Forever Family.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
My husband and I have donated no less than 4 different times to Peter. I am now taking a different approach and asking you to do the same too. This wont cost you any money.