Waking up this morning after the Rollstone Foundation fundraiser at Timber Point Country Club I am profoundly touched and forever changed by the work of Pam Greene, Michael Dawidziak and The Rollstone Foundation.
Rollstone Mission: To aid in the adoption of special needs children
Today there are estimated over 143 million orphans in the world. Many of these children, particularly those in the third world nations, are special needs children. They are HIV positive or have Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, or were born into extreme poverty that has taken its physical and emotional toll. For many of these children, adoption is literally the difference between life and death.
The sad fact is that prospective parents with the means to adopt, usually don’t want a special needs child. Prospective parents who are willing to accept a special needs child, often don’t have the means. The Rollstone Foundation seeks to bridge this gap by helping to supply the means by awarding grants to adopting parents. These modern day saints, who willingly take special needs children into their homes, need all the help that we can give them.
This Year The Rollstone Foundation Honors: Britney and Mac Carr & Sarah Fox
I was brought to tears when the Mac Family was talking to Sarah Fox and Britney Mac said to her daughter “she is the person that brought you home”. Meila gave Sarah the biggest hug and her smile just lit up the room.
Another special moment for me was when Britney Carr was talking about the children with special needs in other countries, “without people adopting them these children, they have no future and no life”. “Children like Meila if they grow up into adults will be sent to adult mental institutions and most likely won’t survive”. “The money that is raised is for ransom for their lives”.
The love & support of this charity is overwhelming because of the life & death need.
If you would like to know more about The Rollstone foundation, donate or adopt a special needs child please go to http://therollstonefoundation.com/
Photography by Spelman Studios, Timberpoint Country Club. rollstone charity funderaiser