Save A Baby’s Life
EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!
Yes, this is our first EXTRA edition of Bean There, Done That, and in this edition we step away briefly from our usual light-hearted Bookkeeping Wit & Wisdom to share something with you that’s not so much light-hearted as, well, heart-related.
But I guarantee your heart will be warmed once you invest the 270-ish seconds it will take you to read on!
I can’t thank you enough!
Wishing You Heaps Of Fun, And A Healthy Serving Of Beans.
It’s Not Every Day You Get To Save A Baby’s Life!
Bean There, Done That
Baby Stephany EXTRA
Remember all those times when you were a kid, and you didn’t want to eat your broccoli, and your mom was all like “You should be grateful! Kids in Africa are starving!”
The implication, of course, was that those kids in Africa would’ve LOVED to have your broccoli. You, of course, would’ve loved to mail it to them.
So you’ve had these altruistic instincts your whole life!
Now that you’re all grown up, though, you can do something FAR more valuable for one special kid in Africa who needs a little more than a delicious serving of vegetables.
Baby Stephany is the youngest of four kids in a family of farmers in very-rural northern Kenya. (That’s Africa. And how!)
She’s only a few weeks old now, so she’s still too young even to feed the chickens (if they have any) or tend the broccoli (which I’m betting they definitely don’t have).
What Stephany does have, unfortunately, is a birth defect of the heart called truncus arteriosus. In highly technical medical terms, this means the blood vessels coming out of her poor little heart are stuck together like sticky spaghetti (another dish they don’t get much of there in rural Kenya).
It also means she will not make it to chicken-feeding age unless she can get a somewhat-pricey life-saving surgery, and pronto.
The good news is that there’s a life-saving surgery available!
The bad news is that the surgery is somewhat pricey.
To get that surgery, Baby Stephany needs three things:
So you can help in at least three ways! You could mail the family some broccoli (not recommended)… you can send good thoughts and prayers in the direction of Baby Stephany and her family (highly recommended)… and/or, you can donate a little dough to help with that third thing (MOST highly recommended).
The prayers and thoughts you can send right away, of course… but, thanks to the miracle of online donation, you can also send money for the cause right now (Baby Stephany is counting on it)!
But wait, there’s more! One more thing you can do to help the family is to forward this to everyone you know. The more, the merrier! And the better chance Baby Stephany has to live a full and happy life.
See? Doesn’t that make you feel uplifted?
That’s a good feeling, I know. I’ve donated myself, and told all my family and friends (like you) about Baby Stephany, too. It feels great.
But it’s nothing like the uplifting feeling you can give ONE poor African family by clicking on the link below.
One more note: Don’t actually try to send them any broccoli. For one thing, Customs will frown on that. But mainly, well, come on. Who wants to eat that stuff?
If you have any trouble with your donation to Baby Stephany’s cause, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. But you won’t have any trouble. The link makes it easy-peasy.
Sadie’s Paw Prints
Baby Stephany Can Have My Kibble!
I’m Sadie. Dottie is my person, and I’m very lucky in that both the person I own AND I myself are pretty healthy.
Wish I could say the same for Baby Stephany!
If sending her my morning kibble would help in any way, believe me, I’d do it in a heartbeat. But she doesn’t need my kibble… she needs a heart that does its job correctly.
So think about what Dottie mentioned in this EXTRA edition. We need people like you – people who have heartbeats and, well, hearts – to get on the link and donate some actual money so that Baby Stephany can get the surgery she needs.
After all, we dogs have evolved beyond the use of money (which is a nice way to say we don’t have any)… and every time I try to click on a link, I end up fat-pawing it and getting stuck with annoying pup-up ads.
Woof! Thanks for your generosity!
Angel Covers Will Help YOU Help Baby Stephany
Angel Covers is one of the non-profit groups we are VERY proud to support, and it’s the organization raising the money to help Baby Stephany get the surgery she needs to survive.
As one Angel Covers rep said recently, “We are going to get her healed!”
But we can’t do it without your help, of course. Hence the whole idea behind this super-nifty EXTRA edition of Bean There, Done That.
Stephany’s family is doing everything they can to raise as much money as possible to help cover the bill for the baby’s surgery. But at $5 or $10 each, they simply won’t make it with the donations they’re able to raise on their own.
Here’s the link YOU can use to give them the major help they need!
Not only that, you’ll score a wonderful uplifting feeling for yourself, knowing you’ve done something today that actually helped save a baby’s life.
Here it is again, in case you forgot:
And please, don’t forget to share this story (and the donation link) with your family and friends.
THANK YOU, from the bottom of our thankfully-healthy hearts!
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