As always, there is much exciting news to share. I’ll start with an exciting event! Our next fundraiser is planned for July 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sacramento Turn Verein. it will be an evening of music featuring yours truly opening for East Sac legends, Grover. Expect dancing, drinks, and all around good company. Tickets are $20 each for adults, or $10 for students or anyone without a funcitional salary (honor system here). All money goes directly to the project (you can find some profiles of the children on our profiles page). You can buy tickets at this link.
In terms of other successful fundraisers, thank you to everyone who came out to The Patience Project garage sale at the end of April. We made a few thousand dollars! Many thanks to Progessive Insurance for matching the donation. If you happen to work for a company that matches donations, please let us know! We would love to work with you!
Baby Justine, who is turning quickly into a toddler, is on her way to receive further testing to determine if she needs a follow up heart surgery after her successful surgery in September 2015. She has grown so much since then and is apparently now crawling and even beginning to talk! I can’t wait to see her in person again.
David was able to receive his foot surgery in early May and has been recovering nicely since then, though apparently not without a fair amount of mischief, which is natural seeing as though he’s a little boy. Carrie sent me a video the other day that shows him slowly walking across the room. He has come so far with his mobility since we saw him last. I’m just at a loss for words.
As for Sedem, the young boy for whom we had the big fundraiser in March, he is still in the process of negotiating with the Indian and Ghanaian embassies in order to get a visa to get his heart surgery. At this point, this process is out of our hands, but we are excited to be able to support his surgery once he gets through all the bureaucracy. Again, thank you to everyone for showing such generosity.
There will be more updates shortly, as we are every day adding children to our group. It’s incredible what each one of you has helped us accomplish. If nothing else, take David as an example, and think about a young boy who might not have ever been able to walk absent generosity from people like you. So many doors have been opened for him, and on behalf of everyone at The Patience Project, I must say a most heartfelt thank you.