All that has happened in this past month has completely blown us away, and we can’t wait to share it with you!
USA staff at the Gala
· Our Seattle community amazed us with their overwhelming support at our fundraising Gala. We set an ambitious goal of $40,000 and were thrilled to raise over $48,500 to continue equipping children to leave the streets!
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If you missed our powerful video from the fundraiser, you can watch it here!
· Our amazing volunteer, Amanda, organized a medical trip to Kenya for our six-year-old neighbor, Fred, who was born with leg abnormalities. Doctors in Rwanda told us Fred’s leg needed to be amputated but we wanted a second opinion. Amanda spearheaded the fundraising effort, organized the details, and with the partnership of CURE International, received news that doctors will be able to save Fred’s leg! A huge thank you to all of you who have partnered with us in his story.
Fred after receiving great news
· The school year ended in November and our older boys came home from boarding school with the good news that they will all move up to the next grade! Our boys are enjoying being reunited and have been spending their days playing (they got to bowling!), visiting their relatives, and the small ones receive extra tutoring from their big brothers.
Hilliary and the boys
· Two of our US Board Members were able to visit Rwanda and reunite with the staff and kids. It was a fantastic time for all!
We are so thankful for all of the ways that you sacrifice, pray, and give so we can all watch the boys flourish. 20-year-old Emmanuel told us, “There are so many things I have achieved that I never thought I would. Because of you, I believe I can make it.”
Thank you for your part in the Hope For Life community. We could not do this without you![/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]