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Friday, December 15, 2006


Their names are Betina Coleen and Jedidiah Owen. They are the children of my younger sister. Betina is older than Jed but she is smaller than him. Betina’s bones are slowly growing and she is deaf and mute. It has been our dream to take her to an specialist in USA . My sister’s husband was taking care of them for more than 3 years of unluckily finding a good job until only middle of this year. My sister is working as a dietitian in the community health center and unfortunately, she has diabetes. We are not giving up and continously searching for help. I have written a lot of people and organizations who might be of help, but we were not so lucky. One answer I got is that they prefer to help the children from Africa. . . . .The last time I saw them was two years ago but, I try to call them as much as I can.


Blogger Aravis said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this, isay. I hope they find the help they need soon!

December 15, 2006 11:29 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Sounds tough - I wish them as well as they can be and as soon as possible!

Good picture by the way.

December 15, 2006 2:54 PM  
Blogger carla said...

I hope they will find some help...this is a sweet portrait that shows your love and thoughts.

I hope you have a happy holiday:>

December 15, 2006 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hope and pray that they find the help that they need. great looking illo of them

December 15, 2006 7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll keep them in my thoughts. How nice of you to portray them in this honor them.

December 16, 2006 10:53 PM  
Blogger Autumn Storm said...

Isay, that's such a sad story, poor little mite, I hope that fortune smiles down upon your family. It's a beuatiful illustration of the two of them, really is.
Hope all else is well and that you have a nice weekend, xo

December 17, 2006 12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It actually makes me angry seeing the huge fund raising on TV for 'popular' causes when there are so many close to home that need help. As you must, after comments like "prefer to help the children from Africa". People only have to open their eyes to the 'invisible' in their own neighbourhoods if they truly are wanting and able to give. Your IF submission has touched me deeply.

PS: Thank you for Birthday wishes XOX

December 17, 2006 12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is appauling that they were rejected assistance by place of birth and residence.I hope all goes well with your Sister/Brother in law and their little family,really hope that the help required is soon granted.

December 18, 2006 2:27 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

awesome work, isay!!!

December 18, 2006 9:08 AM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Betina and Jedadiah look like great kids, beautiful piece.
I don't know, this is heartbreaking, and I am praying for a good outcome here.

December 18, 2006 3:25 PM  
Blogger Suzan said...

Beautiful picture. My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope you can find help soon.

December 18, 2006 8:04 PM  
Anonymous marc said...

Hi Isay,
All my whishes for this New years accompany them !
Moving illo!
Have an excellent week

December 19, 2006 6:32 PM  

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