Monday, April 26, 2010

Track Meet 3

Still a seagull!

Long jump:  1st place with a jump of 13' 1/2"
100 m: 4th place (a good finish for her!) Time: 14.81s
400m: 4th place Time 1:12.4  (this was her best time this season and this was a very fast race.  The top 3 times were 1:06, 1:10 and 1:10)

Her coach wants her to sprint more in the first 100m of the 400m and she's been resisting, saying she is too tired to finish well if she does.  But we have a 13 school invitational coming up and so she's going to try that (since she won't likely place there anyway) and see if it makes a difference in her time.

In her 100m race, she was in the first heat against a very fast teammate and that helped her--she pushed hard this meet!

Good job, Seagull!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

She's a Seagull!

That's what we used to tell her before she jumped last year.

9 schools

13' 9 1/4"

2nd place

Difference between first and second: 3/4" !!

THREE-QUARTERS of an inch!

Pretty awesome!

She also finished 7th in the 400 m with a time of 1:12.6 .  Top 6 finishers got ribbons.

100m didn't place.

Previous meet:
Long Jump 13' 5" for 3rd place  (the winner jumped 14' 8 1/2" !!! Wow!)
400m 1st place! with a time of 1:13
and 100 m 3rd in her heat (there were no times as the gun didn't go off)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


In the past two weeks, 2 of Sarah's sweet girls have died. 

Elizabeth, who was 2 1/2, died on Good Friday

Evelyn was 10 or 11 and died this week

They both had epilepsy and cerebral palsy and seem to have died of seizures, but they don't do post mortems in the town where Sarah is (and probably no one besides Sarah and the people who loved these girls even cares why they died), but several other children have been sick with fevers and now Jaron (remember Jaron?)

Jaron when he first came to Sarah's

 Jaron, now (look how chubby he's gotten and look at that smile!!)

is on his way to the emergency room in Hyderabad (that's a 7 hr drive, btw!) because he is vomiting blood.

The second little girl, Evelyn, who died WAS taken to the emergency room in Ongole the night she died.  In fact, she was taken to TWO emergency rooms.  But it was Sunday night and there, uh, weren't any doctors.  In the emergency room.

Please consider, just for a moment, the emergency room care you have available to you.  Yes, you might have sat for 6 hours in a emergency room once.  And, yes, you might have gotten poor care (I know everyone complains about the ER), but did you have to drive 7 hours over bumpy roads while vomiting blood to get there?  And when you got there, if you were really, REALLY sick, there WAS a doctor there, right?

Now the help part.  All of the 40 (well, 38 now) new children are unimmunized as of yet.  Sarah has not had the funds to pay for it.  She needs $175 PER CHILD to cover all the necessary immunizations.  What's your copay for your child's immunizations? (without getting into a debate about universal healthcare)

Maybe there is something going through the home.  Meningitis?  A mosquito-borne disease?  TB?  Hepatitis?  Even if it's not a disease which killed these children, because they are medically fragile to begin with, immunization is even more important to them.

If you were not in a position to give in January when I was collecting donations for SCH, please consider helping now.

8 people at $20
1 person at $10
1 person at $5

= 1 child immunized

There is a Chip-in (Paypal link) on Sarah's blog where you can give for immunizations.  If you can't do Paypal and you know me personally, contact me and we'll arrange for your donation to get to SCH.

Please help.  I've met all these children personally.  Each one is a precious individual, a child of God, precious in his sight.

And spread the word.  Link to Sarah's blog.  Share her story on Facebook.  Blog about it on your blog.  The more people who can pray and give and share, the sooner we can save lives.


Saturday, April 10, 2010


While braiding Pepper's hair:

"Ow, Mom.  You're pulling my hair out by the roots like a weed.  Only my hair is not a weed."

Sunday, April 4, 2010

He is Risen!

He is risen indeed!  Alleuia!

And here's a message from Sunshine:

He's singing (to the tune of "Where is Thumbkin?")
Where is Jesus?  Where is Jesus?
In the tomb.  In the tomb.
Now the stone is rolled away.  Now the stone is rolled away.
He is risen!  He is risen!