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Saige and Yeni

Saige and Yeni

Saige and Yeni.

Today (originally posted November 6, 2015) was a hard day for Yeni and she was not in good spirits most of the day for obvious reasons. She was admitted to the hospital for an infection which is super dangerous based on her weak immune system.

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So the initial prognosis was a 4 day stay in the hospital which would mean missing her big party tomorrow. 😔😔😔. Thankfully though the doctors seem to think she will be able to leave the hospital, if only for a short time, to enjoy the party. We are super excited about the chances of going ahead with the party!! That explains the big smiles in the photo.

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This was actually the first time Yeni smiled all day. She had been looking for Saige but she was at school for the first half of the day. After Saige got out of school we explained the situation to her and she immediately said we need to go take Yeni lunch, be with her, and make sure she can still go to her party. Saige also decided to give Yeni a small, portable DVD player that had been given to her as a gift and two new movies so Yeni has something to occupy her mind while in the hospital.

All in all, today was a long, heart wrenching day watching Yeni suffer and not being able to do much more than just be present.

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Yeni is a brave young girl fighting a nasty disease and yet still took time today to insist that she could stay at the hospital alone if it meant her younger siblings wouldn't have to be left alone for any amount of time during her treatment.

Being in close proximity to the suffering of kids like Yeni and others we've met this year has really broken my heart in so many ways.

I don't understand the place that suffering of this magnitude has in this world. I don't know what makes one kid out of a family of four have cancer while the other three just watch her suffer.

I only know that we are each placed here on earth to help ease the suffering of others in any way we can. We are here to be the reason someone can smile at the end of a day like this. We are here to love others in the way Jesus would. Fully and without prejudice. We are here to mend the broken hearted and bandage their wounds.

Compassion without action is merely observation.
— Javier Mendoza

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.  

 James 3:13 NIV 
#BeGoodDoGood

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.

James 3:13 NIV
#BeGoodDoGood

Who we Are

We are a group of individuals working as a team to Connect people around a simple mission. It is our desire to see thousands of people positively affected by sustainable projects and that we all would have a better outlook on the globe after. 
    (via  Connect Global — Who We Are )

We are a group of individuals working as a team to Connect people around a simple mission. It is our desire to see thousands of people positively affected by sustainable projects and that we all would have a better outlook on the globe after.


(via Connect Global — Who We Are)

Be Good. Do Good.

Be Good. Do Good.

Enjoying an impromptu dance class is where it’s all at. Danielle Mendoza jumped in and helped lead a fun choreography lesson with special tambourines hand made by each of the kiddos.

This is always one of the most fun things we get to do.