Last week I met a beautiful family, the Shpak family, who's hearts long to bring their little girl home. Shannon is living in an orphanage in Bulgaria. Money is the only thing that stands between her and her family. Sad.
My heart was moved to help...I donated one of my art prints for a fundraiser, which will run until January 18th, to help bring this precious child home to her family. Myself, along with many others, donated handcrafted items to help raise the remaining money for Shannon's adoption through Reece's Rainbow.
Isn't she beautiful? I love her bright and beautiful smile. Shannon is a Special Needs little girl with Down Syndrome.
There is more to this family's story! Ethan was adopted a year ago. He has Down's Syndrome and a complicated Esophageal Atresia with no hospital that can repair it. He's been to three so far. They are racing against time to try to get him to Boston where they have the only EA/TEF clinic in the world!
To follow the Shpak family's adoption journey and to participate in Shannon's fundraiser go to:
You can find out more about Ethan's story at:
I have donated a print of my Hope painting mounted on wood towards Shannon's fundraiser. I sell these in my Etsy Shoppe.
ok, I know this is not one of my typical "Mod Podge Monday" posts, but hey, it kinda works since I use Mod Podge to mount my prints on wood :)
Please pray for this family and if your heart is led, allow God to use you by helping them financially...there is Hope and a Future for this little girl...and her brother!