We just returned from a week long trip to Taiwan where we met around 70 children in 2 orphanages. We met children of all ages. Some of them need us to step up, speak up, and tell their stories for them. They need us to make them visible. And we are honored to be the ones to do that.
Cory is a darling two year old boy who is waiting for a family. He is in Shanghai for treatment right now and we just got new pictures of him. He seems to be doing well.
The time has passed so quickly as today was our final day with our partners here in Taiwan. And oh, what a day of adventures...
Just a little glimpse into our amazing 1st day at Cathwel...
As we pulled up to the Cathwel this morning it felt so familiar. We were welcomed warmly and shown up to our rooms to start our day.
It never stops being amazing to see the little ones come in. Their bright, dark eyes looking up at you. Some are shy, others look at you and those little eyes sparkle. And each one is amazing. Each one in their own way. The older boys who show off their English and put together Lego sets really fast, all the while watching you out of the corner of their eyes to make sure you are still watching them. The baby repeating a word unexpectedly. It is amazing.
Happy Monday! I hope you are following our Superkids trip to Taiwan on the blog right now! We are planning to post a Taiwan post each morning and an advocacy post each afternoon.
I have been on a lot of Superkids trips and have seen many heartwarming things. I hold so many special memories in my heart. Today was one of those days I won't be forgetting and I know I will tell the story when I speak of my favorite memories.
Just a quick post to say that we made it to Taiwan and our team is all together. Tomorrow we go to ChungYi.
Sunday morning runners, families, and friends will gather for the 47th NYC Marathon! Gladney is honored to have 8 runners this year in the race! Wendy Stanley and Beth Anne Pellegrino, a Gladney mom, gathered with Gladney family and friends to kick off an exciting marathon weekend!
Joe, a runner from Fort Worth, is pictured below in his first marathon. He and 7 other runners raised almost $30,000 for Gladney this year! This is Gladney's 3rd year as a charity participant in the NYC marathon. Thanks to Colleen Christi who helped initiate Gladney's inaugural year in 2015!