"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Monday, November 1, 2010

Saving Vika

Meet Vika

Vika is 4yrs old and was in the same baby house as Alina. She has CP, just like Alina. She can walk, talk, and is a sweet little girl. A family who was at the baby house this summer had this to say about her...

Vika has Cerebral Palsy which appeared to affect her lower limbs. I have thought of Vika daily since we returned home. I thought about all the times we visited the orphanage and she would run up to us so we could dance with her. Noah gave her the nickname "twinkle toes" because she loved to dance on her tip toes. I can still see the the tears streaming down her cheeks when the nannies would pull her away from us telling her that we were not her mama and papa. I can still see the look in her eyes every time the door opened in hopes that it would be a mama and papa coming for her. I can still see the disappointment on her face when we left the orphanage for the last time and she knew she would have to stay. I have thought a lot about Vika and wondered how she was doing, but my heart was shattered into a million pieces when I heard that she was transferred to an institution.

An institution you ask? Yes, you read that right. Vika was recently transferred from her life at the baby house to an institution. Why? Because she was 'too big' for the baby house, and her special need was 'too big' for an older child orphanage. So she went to an institution.

Reading the above about this sweet girl, do you think she should be in an institution? What about Alina.... do you think she should have been sent to an institution if we hadn't come for her in time? Because Vika and Alina have the same kind of Cerebral palsy. Our sweet girl is already growing by leaps and bounds in the short month that we've known her. Now look at this sweet face...

and imagine how she would blossom in a loving family.

Would you like to help? Please go to http://afamilyforvika.blogspot.com/ and donate to her grant fund today. Her family is out there, help them bring her home to a loving family and away from the institution as soon as possible. Her 'ransom' is $20,000. Can you spare $5? $10? Can you give up a cup of coffee today to help her find her family? How about Friday night pizza? You can win an incredible gift card and also know that Vika will find her family.

No child deserves to be in an institution, and Vika has so much life! Lets get her home!

1 comment:

Maria and Family said...

oh break my heart. Poor vika! I truly am so saddened by this system. It needs so much help, and education. Sweet vika was dancing ...who dances with her now? Alina is just stunning and I am so very happy she is home with her mama and papa and sweet brothers :)