• Gracie’s Lenten Project

    Date: 2013.02.27 | Category: Grace | Tags:

    I realized that I have shared this with friends on Facebook, but not everyone has Facebook.  I thought I would share it with my other friends who have been following Gracie’s story over the past year.  Gracie has been feeling much better.  She is still not in remission, but she has been feeling very good.  She continues to take many medications daily, but she always does it without complaining.  She has a check up in March and we are hoping that she will reach remission by that time.  It’s been 18 months, so we are all ready for that day to get here.

    Gracie truly has the most amazing, compassionate heart.  She saw the Love Without Boundaries (LWB) Lenten Campaign on my Facebook and decided she wanted to be a part of it.

    Gracie has a special place in her heart for orphans and she has her own page on the LWB site to collect donations.  She started out wanting to donate the $50 she had been saving for a laptop.  With a $7 allowance every two weeks, it took her quite a while to save up that much.  I asked her if she was sure and she said, “That they needed it more than she did.”  Her goal at the beginning was to raise $100, her $50 plus another $50.  Within minutes of posting it on her “Hats for Gracie” Facebook page, a friend of the family, Mary, matched her.  Gracie was ecstatic and tried to decide what her goal should be now.

    We received an e-mail from Julie at LWB who informed us they had just purchased 20 boxes of formula and it had cost them $1,694.  Gracie decided that was going to be her new goal.  At the time, she had raised $170.  I told her that she had 10% of the amount needed and maybe she was setting her goal a little too high.  She then informed me “That she didn’t ask for $1,000,000.  Now that would be a lot of money.”   She prayed about it over night and decided this was her new goal.  As of yesterday, she has raised $1,000 with the help of friends and family.

    Watching her feel empowered to help orphans has been a wonderful and amazing thing!  If you want to collect your change over the next month and contribute to her Lenten Campaign you can donate directly at  http://www.lovewithoutboundaries.com/get-involved/heroes/fundraising-events/gracie-ellsbury/

    Thank you for considering helping these adorable babies this Lenten season.  If you would like to see some of their sweet faces you can go to the Healing Homes page on LWB’s site.  True Children’s Healing Home