Friday, February 18, 2011

Send Emilda to the Special Olympics

"Emilda is 18 years old. She and her family live in a crowded squatter community in the Philippines. It’s beside the public cemetery.

Emilda has the mental capacity of a three-year-old child. She is also an athlete.

In 2009 Emilda competed in the 12th Philippine Special Olympics; her performance qualifies her to be part of the national delegation to the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

With your donation she can rise above her circumstances and compete in Athens. This is an opportunity of a lifetime."

Emilda is a Compassion sponsored child and I can think of no one better to send to the Special Olympics than her. She needs $19,857 to go and every little bit helps!

Click here to donate


Odie Langley said...

A very good cause Ali

Kristie said...

The Special Olympics is so neat! I worked with a girl at my last job, before having Morgan, who competed was so neat seeing how excited she was about being able to go! (I think she was on a soccer team.) Anyway-definitely an awesome cause! Thank you for sharing!! :-)