"A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. God sets the solitary in families..."Psalm 68:5-6a

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

what do these three children have in common?

{Ellison, born 7/2010}

{Fiona, born 8/2010}

{Sunny, born 8/2011}

According to the Angel Tree 2012 page*, these three children have all found their families through the Angel Tree this year! I hope & pray that Simon will join their ranks soon. The older he gets, the worse his chances. He has a few strikes against him...he is a boy, he has special needs, & he is getting closer every day to the dreaded age of transfer. Don't forget that this isn't just about giving the children a better life, although that is wonderful...this can mean saving them from death. I remember reading that many of the children will die within the first year after they are transferred to an adult mental institution (although I cannot remember the source...I'll try to find it!). The clock is ticking...please help save Simon! 

*There is a discrepancy with Sunny's status. She is listed as found on the AT page, but her profile says she is still looking for her family. I have been told that the AT page is correct.


  1. theblessingofverity.com is your source. I think!

  2. Thanks, Becky...I'll check there! Nice to "see" you...

  3. Yes, here's the post where they share the stats after transfer...80% die in the first year after transfer, & if their diagnosis is Down syndrome, that percentage rises to 95%.