Monday, October 26, 2015

Blind in a World of Gray

I confess.  He barely registered on my radar when I was there.  I know that Kim pointed him out to me, but he was so quiet and the other children were so loud that I just blew right over him.
 
 
I blew right past him.
 
He didn't even register on my radar.
 
Blind Stephan.
 
Blind in a world of gray.
 
 
He's blind and easy to miss and my heart aches that I only saw him for a fleeting moment. I am ashamed that I did not take the time to stop and find the little boy inside the solemn eyes.

 
He lives in a confusing world of moans and groans and screams and cries.  He lives in a world where it is extremely easy to pass right over him because he is quiet and works very hard at keeping himself hidden in the confusion that surrounds him. The overworked caretakers are way too busy to do more than the basic necessities for him.



He loves windows and light and spends most of his days under the window at the end of the hall.

He's overlooked. Ignored. Alone.


A solemn little boy until someone, anyone takes the time to engage him. 
 
 
 

Then that quiet little boy blossoms and laughs. He loves being picked up and spun around. He loves running fast with someone holding his hand.  He loves being tickled.  He loves to FEEL ALIVE.  He loves LOVE.  He loves gentle hands and warm embraces. He loves attention. He LOVES attention.

He is 13 but he is itty bitty. He is the size of a five year old. 



He doesn't know how to feed himself because no one has ever taken the time to teach him. He doesn't know how to dress himself because no one has ever taught him.  He doesn't know how to talk because no one has ever taken the time to listen to him.  He's been written off as unteachable and unreachable.  He is none of these.  He is a blind little boy living in a world of gray and the only way he will ever blossom is if a family comes and rescues him.
 



He is a precious little boy and has so much potential if someone would just give him the chance. Get him out of his world of gray and into a world of color and watch him bloom!
 
Because Stephan WILL bloom!
 
 
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Sadly, he has only had $9.00 donated in his grant account for the matching grant.  Please help me get him seen. Please help me advocate for this overlooked little boy. Please help me raise his grant account and get the matching met for him!! Please let's not pass Stephan over too!!
 
Please!!
 
 
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We have raised $932.40 so far!! We have $4,067.60 left to raise!

REMEMBER - EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR WE RAISE WILL BE MATCHED!  SO PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY SO THESE BOYS MAY HAVE THE CHANCE TO LIVE!!


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SEE THESE PRECIOUS ONES! PLEASE!
 
MICAH http://reecesrainbow.org/91918/micah - 500.00 matching grant - AGING OUT IN NOVEMBER Grant account needs to read 5,932.00
 
 
Raised $175.50
 
ALEX http://reecesrainbow.org/91928/alex - 500.00 matching grant - AGING OUT IN DECEMBER Grant account needs to read 1067.00
 
Raised $418.50
 
 
STEPHAN http://reecesrainbow.org/91925/stephan - 1,000.00 matching grant. Grant account needs to read 1054.00
 
Raised $9.00
 
AARON http://reecesrainbow.org/90768/aaron-2 - 1,000.00 matching grant. Grant account needs to read 1045.00
 
Raised $63.00
 
BEN http://reecesrainbow.org/90775/ben - 1,000.00 matching grant.  Grant account needs to read 4,363.36
  
Raised $117.00
 
ISAIAHU http://reecesrainbow.org/90772/isaiahu - 1,000.00 matching grant. Grant account needs to read 1018.00
 
Raised $149.40
 
 
 
Isolde
 
SHE NEEDS A FAMILY IN A MATTER OF WEEKS!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1 comment:

  1. Stephan reminds me so much of Andrew, who was adopted 2 years ago and is just doing so wonderfully! https://www.facebook.com/oliverandandrew?fref=ts
    I pray someone sees Stephan for who he is, a little boy that needs a family.

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