Friday, July 13, 2012

The Ache in My Heart

I have an ache in my heart when I realize that for well over a year now we have been yelling and screaming and raising money for Hanson and yet NOT ONE PERSON HAS INQUIRED ABOUT HIM.  

Not One.


He is destined to spend all his days inside the confines of a crib unless someone out there finds room in their home for a desperately needy little boy.

The ache deepens when I think of Heath.

He has had people ask about him but MONEY is the reason why each of them have had to turn away.


Oh if I could get him fully funded so that a family would step up and carry him out of there!!

Heath.  He isn't confined to a crib but a shed instead.  He sits in there with boys of all ages.  He just sits and rocks  and listens to the other boys as they rock and scream and groan around him. 

Two Lost Boys among so many others who have absolutely no one advocating for them.

What can I do??

I KNOW where these boys are living.  

IT IS SO NOT LIVING!!

And this week, only a day after rejoicing that PORTER is going to be set free from that prison, 


I discover that ANOTHER REECE'S RAINBOW BOY HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED THERE.



AND THE ACHE IN MY HEART BECOMES A SCREAM IN MY HEAD.

Oh Dear Lord.

His chances of survival are bleak.  

$2506.30

He's frail and weak.

He will never see the light of day there.

He is going to die there.

He will die.

What can we do?

And how many more?

How many more boys have been quietly moved to that place without our knowing about it.  Only because a family inquired did we find out Sasha had been transferred there.  Who else is locked behind those closed gates?  Stuck behind those walls that are designed to keep people out and imprison the boys inside. 



What can we do?

THREE LOST BOYS AMONG SO MANY MORE.

Heath, Hanson, Sasha.

And more.  

Dear Lord.

Open our eyes.  Open our hearts.





4 comments:

  1. What about Alexei? Is he still at Orphanage 45 or was he transferred too? Once his friend Nicky goes home, what then?

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  2. Oh no, this breaks my heart. Praying specifically for these three, for money to be raised, for families to step forward and for God's hands to surround and protect them from the horrors of this place.

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  3. Illustrating just this sort of situation, there's a brand-new (June, 2012) BBC documentary now watchable on YouTube, entitled "Ukraine's Forgotten Children" and filmed at a remote institution in southern Ukraine. It was created by the same person who produced the documentary about the terrible Mogolino institution (now closed, thankfully) in Bulgaria a few years ago. The Ukrainian institute seems to be one of the "better" ones, and it appears to have a caring director and kindly staff, but still mixes children with older teens and young adults, and people with various special needs are also mixed together.

    The documentary also very clearly points out that Ukraine has recently spent a huge amount on infrastructure, due to the world soccer tournament, yet the institutions are badly neglected. Another shocking-to-me statement was that Ukraine has TEN TIMES the number of children in government care than does England! (or perhaps Great Britain - need to check that again, but either way, it's far too high).

    I'm in the midst of watching right now - but took a quick break to post at various popular blogs, to encourage others to watch. It's an hour and a half long, so plan ahead, but watch it! I don't know how I missed it for the last month, as I do follow the BBC online...

    Thanks for all you do for the forgotten children of eastern Europe...

    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 from EE

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