Dear Still Standing Readers,
One of the many unique ways we’ve heard you honor your child(ren), or the child of someone you know, is sponsoring a child in need through a humanitarian organization. Often these sponsored children have your child’s exact birthday, their gender, and/or a condition that they passed from.
Many in the loss community pick a child who they can connect with for years to come – sending them letters, small gifts, and even having the chance to visit them.
This is an incredible way to not only remember your child but to change the life of another in need.
That’s why we want to invite you to follow our Editor-in-Chief Diana Stone as she travels with World Vision this coming week to Ecuador.
They will be documenting a significant change that World Vision is launching with child sponsorship – one that we know many of you will be impacted and touched by.
Child sponsorship is something close to the hearts of many of our writers and editors. Diana has sponsored children worldwide through World Vision for several years now. One child has the same birthday as her twin boys, Preston and Julian, who died shortly after birth in 2012; two others have the same birthday as her son Kaden who passed away at three-weeks-old in 2013.
She’ll also be “taking” Kaden with her on this trip.
When traveling to Zimbabwe with World Vision in 2015, she saw firsthand the significance of child sponsorship – and how much sponsors meant to the children there. She also saw the impact of child loss in a country where teen/unmarried pregnancy can be harshly life-altering.
We’d love to have you join her on this journey. You all know, better than anyone else, the deep meaning that our children have given to our lives – no matter the time they were with us.
Soon, you’ll have a chance to join this new movement for child sponsorship with us.
We hope by doing this, by sharing our love, money, and time in even a small way, we will give another child a chance at the life our children had taken from them.