Thursday, December 2, 2010
A Rainbow: Elizabeth
I wish I could be eloquent. I wish my writing could pull you in, convince you to care, show you how much it really matters. Luckily, there are other AMAZING bloggers out there who know just what to say.
Instead, I'll just beg and plead that you read on.
This is Elizabeth. She's amazing, isn't she? Her eyes sparkle, her smile shines bright. She's nearly your typical 7-year-old girl. She loves dolls. She adores teddy bears. She has a best friend that she has enjoyed growing up and playing with everyday. If she lived in the house next door, you'd appreciate her as much as any other little girl her age. She's almost the same. Except
she has an extra chromosome and because of this
she is an orphan and sadly, because she is "old" at just age 7,
she has been transferred out of her orphanage
into an institution
away from her best friend
and the caregivers that have been there since her beginning.
Now, she's in a place where
the sun doesn't shine because there isn't anyone to take her outside, so
her smile will fade
her eyes will dim
and her reality of survival
I wish I could be blamed for being melodramatic. Except, I'm not.
The little light that is Elizabeth is in very real danger of being extinguished.
She needs rescue. NOW. If you can't do it, tell others. Get the message out until someone says yes. Speak for a little girl who loves teddies and dolls and hugs and everything that a seven-year-old girl should love.