Check out Yong's little bio page here, and then hit the "back" button to return to my page. Yong is a five-year-old Chinese orphan boy. He has a massive, rapidly growing facial tumor. Though it is benign, this tumor threatens his life and breath because of its vast size, and its attachment to nerves and blood supply. The tumor is so large, when you look at his precious picture, you wonder if someone has cruelly altered the boy's photo. No hospital in China is willing or able to perform the life-saving surgery for Yong. Most hospitals in the United States said the operation would be too major to accept as a charity case. Just this week, however, we received the wonderful news that Yong has been accepted for care at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles - if we could raise the funds for his surgery. The hospital would like to see Yong in Los Angeles on March 1st, so we are working now on the paperwork to get him a medical visa to the United States. My friend and running partner, Karen and her dear family are personally handling much of this work, and will host Yong to live with them while he is here for surgery and recuperation. ABOUT LOVE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES: James 1:27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. Delightful little Yong entered an orphanage in China in 2011, and his plight caught the attention of Love Without Boundaries. LWB is an international organization, which cares with love, money, and action for sick, orphaned children. Love Without Boundaries began in the year 2003, after a group of adoptive parents came together to help save the life of one tiny boy in China. Following his successful heart surgery, they realized that people with a pure love for helping children could truly make a difference. LWB incorporated as a charity in the State of Oklahoma, and their worldwide team of volunteers went to work. Love Without Boundaries Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Their tax identification number is 06-1710161. LWB is known among their supporters as being extremely responsible financially. They have an administrative overhead of less than 10% and are committed to using every dollar donated wisely in order to best help children in need. To read more about LWB charity, click this link: Love Without Boundaries Charity ABOUT YOU: Well, I told you up front, I wanted your attention for Yong. No bait and switch here. I want your prayers for him. I want you to advocate for him via your Twitter, blog and Facebook pages. And, of course, I want your money. You figured that out already! You're smart. You read to the end of this plea, and you're still here. You know the deal. It's time to open your wallet, click the 'sponsor Jennifer Hall' button below, use the PayPal link and give. Give $1, $5, $50, $500. Give toward Yong's surgery and life. After you give, copy and paste my webpage on your Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, and tell others about Yong.
It's not about me. It's not about you. It's not about how much you have or give. It's about each of us, doing the little part in the world in which we specialize, to make the world better. It's about joining ourselves together, to make our little acts of service have a larger and longer-lasting effect. It's about our hearts, our faith, our hope, our love; stretching and being a part of helping to save Yong's life. It's about giving him a future and a hope. You know you want to! Your New Years Resolutions included giving more, doing more, being a better person, making the world a better place. Here is your opportunity to keep those promises to yourself and your family, and make them more than empty resolutions. Make them a reality. Here is your silver platter. On Sunday, March 17th, I will do the hard work and run the 26.2 miles. All you have to do to change the world for Yong, is click, give and share his story. It could not be easier to make such a huge difference in a life, and in the world. You didn't need my pep talk here, or my snail's pace 26.2 miles through the streets of L.A., Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City, and Santa Monica to bribe you to give; though you know you'll get the biggest kick out of seeing my ragged face in a finish photo. You would have given any way, because that's who you are. 2 Corinthians 9:7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
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