Thursday, April 8, 2010

Advocating for Lucas

I received an email about a precious little boy from an amazing young woman who, at 20 years old, already has a heart for the orphans of the world. She asked that I advocate for this little one! She does not know anything about his adoption status but does know that he needs surgery and they need donations.

So here is precious Lucas.

Lucas is a 3 ½ yr old orphan boy who is deaf. He is living in China at Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village. Lucas is a very happy little boy who has never had the simple gift of hearing that so many of us may take for granted.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could play a part in granting this gift to sweet little Lucas, and changing his life forever? You can! All you have to do is send a donation of any amount to the Philip Hayden Foundation’s office in the US.

Philip Hayden Foundation 40335 Winchester Rd. #E-115, Temecula, CA 92591 USA

*Make sure to specify “Lucas’ Cochlear Implant” somewhere on your donation.

The cost for his surgery will be 200,000rmb which is about $29,850usd. It is very important that Lucas gets this surgery as soon as possible. Here in the US they are doing cochlear implants as early as 12 months of age. Lucas is 3 1/2 years old and will be 4 in May. It is crucial that he get this implant before he gets much older, because the chances of failure are much greater the older the child is.

After surgery Lucas will have to have ongoing therapy in order for him to develop the skills he needs and to slowly adjust the implant, increasing the sounds he hears. The younger he is the easier it will be for him to learn these skills. It was initially hoped that Lucas would have been adopted before his surgery, but since that hasn’t happened as of yet, the need for his surgery is growing more and more every day. So, please consider helping this sweet boy with a donation of any amount.

Thank You!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, looking back through your blog and wanted to update you on Lucas. He now has a family in the process of adopting him, and they hope to bring him home in the next couple of months!!! Yay!! So they are waiting on the surgery until he is home!! :) So be praying that everything will work out and they can bring him home soon!