Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Smile to Smile

Welcome to my very own blog.  I am Narissa and I am 8 years old.  I was born in China then my parents adopted me and I moved to America. I had a growth that when removed caused me to have right side facial paralysis.  I have been blessed with surgery that hopefully will give me movement again, but at this time we will have to wait and see. 
I want to help others smile.  I told my mom this and she helped me get this blog to see what I can do.  Together we thought of three ways that might help someone else smile. Please follow these links and make a donation directly to them.  I cannot take money so you can be sure that anything you pay will go help someone in need.
My first thought is to help the orphans in China that need cleft surgery.  There are many groups that go to China and volunteer care.  I just had my birthday party and asked everyone that wanted to bring a gift to please not get me anything, just bring a check made out to Love Without Boundaries.  It made me very happy to know that I have helped one child to have surgery and now I want to help more.
My next thought of how we can help make a child smile is to help pay to move a orphan from an orphanage to a foster home.  I spent time in both before I was adopted, and I would rather see other babies be part of a family too.  If that is what you would like, please make a donation to Grace and Hope for Children.
Then last, I had my surgery in one of the best hospitals in the United States.  I would love to help them as they helped me.  Please think about making a donation to MA Eye and Ear Infirmary so they can continue in research to help others with facial paralysis smile.
I know I started my blog with a lot of words, my mom wrote most of them.  I will do better to make my next post shorter.
One more idea, if you send a donation to any of the above because of me, please tell them and ask them to let me know and I will send you a red thread thank you and keep track of how much we have helped.