What’s happening Spring 2013
Erica and I have been working on adopting again. A brother and sister for Emmy- from Africa. As we wait for the process to unfold, we have become aware of a new non-profit organization called “Both Ends Burning” founded by Craig Juntunen. BEB is concerned with the plight of children languishing in orphanages in many countries around the world and the ordeal of families who are waiting a long time for the chance to give them a new family. Craig and Both Ends Burning have produced a new documentary filn called “Stuck” which deals with this issue and says “Every child deserves a family”. We wholeheartedly agree and lend our support to this effort. Craig and company are on a 60 city 80 day tour of the US premiering this movie. Join us, Craig and BEB for the Baltimore premier at White Marsh AMC 16 on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 PM. Order your ticket on-line to save time that night. Check out the trailer for “Stuck”, an interview with Craig and the Both Ends Burning web-site.
It has occurred to me: it took two and a half years for us to be able to bring Emmy home. If that was only a year-long wait, one and a half years less, maybe Emmy would not have contracted the measles and not have developed SSPE. And she would still be with us.
Giving all children a home and a family might reduce measles and SSPE.
This is the first picture we ever received of Emmalee Madeline SNEHAL Parker. She was approximately 1 1/2 yrs in this pic. This was taken in India at Preet Mandir, her orphanage.
This picture was taken August 2010 in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia during Emmalee’s first admission to the hospital. We call it “Princess Emmalee”. Is she gorgeous or what?