I wasn't going to post today, even though it's Teamwork Tuesday. Then I decided I would post but "steal" someones post and make it easy on myself. With all the kids home, a play date for the boy this afternoon and now onto a sleepover for one of my girls , throw in the usual tasks of the day and well... I'm tired.
As I read a friends post for Alexander, a child believe it or not , I am not familiar with, I felt my stomach drop.
As I looked at his beautiful face, those eyes and that amazing smile. I read that he is dying!
FROM A BRAIN TUMOR!
IF HE REMAINS WHERE HE IS, HE WILL DIE!
My God, how can we let that happen...
Here there is hope for him. Here there must be a family for him. Here there must be love for him!
In his country, there is certain death.
UPDATE FEB 2012: Alexander’s brain tumor has caused
vision damage now, and he is due to be treated again soon. The doctors
there do not expect him to survive
Only God knows the plan for Alexander, but my goodness, the medical opportunity he has for survival here in the US is so much higher. Hope
someone will give him the chance to know that he mattered, even if only
for a little while.
From a missionary who visited with him: “I would
say his personality seemed happy, cheerful and sociable from the little
contact I had with him. I did send an email to my friends that worked
with his group to get their opinion since they spent several hours with
him for a week. I know he has a brain tumor that is supposedly
treatable in the U.S., but the treatment is expected to be lengthy. He
has been treated some in Russia and was in the hospital in the spring
for more treatment. He’s a very lovable kid and very smart. He
remembers people and things that they say and he is very in tune with
how sick he is. He understands and comprehends a lot for his age. He
loves to dance and get one on one attention (what kid doesn’t?) He’s
sensitive and his feelings get hurt easily. Sasha is concerned about
others. He always asks how you or someone in the group is doing. He is
very outgoing, not shy at all. He loves to sing songs and recite poems
for you, and he knows so many! Sasha loves individual attention. You
are special to him and he wants to feel that he is special to you
also. Simply put, he is a loving little boy who is such a pleasure to
spend time with. One more thing: I have lots of pictures of Sasha and
some videos of him singing and reciting poems. It would be SO WONDERFUL
if he could get adopted and get proper treatment in the USA.
Posting about these children never gets easy! And some like Alexander are so hard to write about! How easy it would be to read, and move on. Please scroll back up to his photo. Is he your son?
Don't answer now. Hold this question in your heart, and lay it before Jesus. And then, listen...
Alexander has a chance here in the States.