A special shout-out to ALL the second-graders at Bolin Elementary in Texas! They took the time to make beautiful and unique birthday cards for Chille! Opening the huge box from Fed Ex with all the kind birthday wishes filled our hearts with love. Thank you! And you should all be very proud of yourselves, as the cards are AMAZING! Chille is very busy hanging them up in his bedroom so that every day he can be reminded of YOU! Yes, I mean YOU!! Thank you Bolin Elementary!! CHILLE LOVES YOU!!
Earlier this year, I was named the Executive Director of the World Network for Children(WNC) and in May, we successfully launched Chille’s Cardiac Campaign to raise awareness for the number one birth defect in the world: Congenital Heart Defects. Since that time, I have been busy at work trying to provide solutions to horrible problems that affect the children of the world. In a meeting at UNICEF, I was told that what children needed most was INNOVATIVE ideas and solutions. This became the mission of the WNC and since then, I have travelled the world and visited children and homes. At each place I encountered, I asked the same question “What do you NEED?” Sometimes, I would hear requests for doctors or medicine, sometimes I would hear requests for clean water or basic food beyond rice. And then others would request things that were much easier to fix. If only someone knew. Since my PERSONAL blog here has over 100,000 subscribers, most of you MOMMIES, I thought I would bring their requests DIRECTLY to you. Likewise, here are two of my most recent trips and their requests and the bank details of the children orphanages I visited. PLEASE listen to their requests and then dig deep into your pockets or reach out on Facebook to your friends. Sometimes, all it takes is a 5 minute conversation with someone you may know in the vitamin industry. Without fail, however, these places need cash. HARD CORE CASH. Please check out my photos and see their smiling faces and ask yourself: Do you have 5 minutes and $20 to help a kid DIRECTLY?
If you would prefer to wire some money directly to this orphanage, I hope you will take the time to do so immediately. HERE ARE THE BANK DETAILS:
THE REPUBLIC BANK (GRENADA) LIMITED
ACCOUNT NAME: BEL AIR HOME FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS INC.
ACCOUNT NO: 52002609
SWIFT ADDRESS: NCBGGDGD
To send money via Western Union so that Ms. Woodit can buy the children some food, please use these details:
GARLAND HALL CHILDREN’S HOME
ANCHOVY, ST. JAMES
MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
TEL: +1 876 853 1034
+1 876 956 4020
FROM OUR BROKEN AND MENDED HEARTS TO YOURS: THANK YOU!!
Since ExtraOrdinaryCity.com is over ONE YEAR OLD now, I hope you will click on “Select Category” on the top right and select ‘Halloween’ to view last year’s event and see how much Chille has grown!
I recently became the Executive Director of the World Network for Children. A new, global non-profit committed to raising awareness and creating solutions for issues that affect children. Just in time for Chille’s birthday during the month of May, we are launching Chille’s Cardiac Campaign to raise awareness about the number one birth defect in the world: Congenital Heart Defects. Congenital Heart Defects affect more children in the United States than AIDS, cancer, and autism COMBINED and yet, there is no discussion, no dialog, no Oprah show about this horrible birth defect. I believe that this is due to the fact that 50% of all diagnoses are made AFTER the child dies. Two things MUST be done. First, we must raise awareness. Secondly, given its prevalence here in the United States, we must work towards non-invasive, simple screening of ALL newborns. Chille’s Cardiac Campaign hopes to jump start this awareness and bring about change. This campaign could not be closer to our hearts, as Chille has already endured two open heart surgeries before the age of 2 and is kept alive via a Medtronic Dual-chamber Pacemaker. YOU can help make a difference in the lives of children throughout the world. PLEASE donate to Chille’s Cardiac Campaign during the month of May and Help be a Hero for Children.