HOWEVER, that is not the purpose of this post. There is a little boy half way around the world in a country close to my heart. He has been listed for international adoption SEVERAL times. The first time his little face was seen it looked like this:
|Chubby happy baby|
A little while longer...he waited. No-one wanted this chubby little boy. He laid in a crib, surrounded by green walls, and the only interaction he had was with white coats and rough hands. His little rosy cheeks faded into a blue tinged pale and began to sink...the sparkle in his handsome eyes was gone.
|Scared, alone, dying|
I have seen this place, I have seen those same white coats that he sees briefly throughout the day. I love this boy. He needs a family NOW! The life of an orphan *living* like this is absolutely beyond my comprehension. I will never understand his pain or suffering. What I know is that the worst of criminals in our country are treated with more dignity and respect than this child. One of the worst forms of torture is solitary confinement because it causes more suffering than anything physical can and that is the sentencing that Samson has been given. Why? Because he was born with cerebral palsy, because he was too hard or too different he was discarded. He was given a death sentence... to lie untouched and uncared about until his seizures or starvation claim him.
This does NOT have to be his life - he can be surrounded by laughter and joy, he can know what a full belly and love feels like. He can learn to relax and not live in fear of seizures and constant spasms. He just needs ONE family to step forward and give him HOPE again. To learn more about Samson please email Shelley at firstname.lastname@example.org