Monthly Archives: November 2014

#GivingTuesday

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20141121_114219Martin and Brittan Rojas with their three beautiful children, our wonderful host family, have opened their loving home to sweet Danny. Danny has undergone extensive surgeries already and is recovering well. His next surgery is scheduled the week after Thanksgiving. Thanks for giving so greatly!

For the entire week of Thanksgiving leading up to “Giving Tuesday” on December 2, LEAP will be featuring daily photos of our LEAP family to recognize your many ways of giving through the year and to encourage joyful giving on this wonderful day.

Please share our Selfless Selfies or “Unselfies” with others, and make your own! Tag LEAP, and tell us why you give your love and faithful support!

Learn more about Giving Tuesday here: http://youtu.be/9QKdgMdpcGY

The Gift of Love

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Version 3The holiday season has nearly arrived along with the much cooler weather. There are so many wonderful things that make this time of year beautifully special. At the LEAP Foundation, we wanted to share some of the many things that we are thankful for as we draw ever near to Thanksgiving:

Our incredible volunteers! We are blessed by our tenured volunteers and the many who are new to LEAP this year. You are all so special to our hearts for helping us to bless others in the world through our mission and international relief programs. Your talents and compassion are what gifts others in the world so greatly.

The many patients and families with whom we have had the honor and privilege of helping and sharing love with in the mission fields across the globe. You are the reason we plan and work so hard every day.

bestof_61Our many partners within the local and global communities. You help us greatly to benefit others, and we couldn’t have the outreach that we do without your faithful and continued support.

Our donors and supporters, who have the most generous hearts! You are the reason that we can bring children to the United States for much needed surgical care, that we can fund an operating room in Zimbabwe and a Pediatric Ward in Haiti. These gifts benefit our future generations to come, along with our continued efforts to reach those in need, which this year included patients in Belize, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jordan, and Zimbabwe.

Our LEAP kids who have helped raise funds so that other children may benefit. You are our sweetest of angels; thank you!

5k_10-2012_hobar_mason-copyThe many youth who have helped us in countless ways. We are thankful for all that you do to help further our mission. Not only do you bless our patients, but you commit yourself to serving others here at home in a variety of ways. You are amazing!

We are blessed to have a wonderful and dedicated Board of Directors and staff, led by Dr. Craig Hobar, who are passionate about LEAP’s mission and service to others. We all enjoy working hard together to continue to find ways to spread love, hope, and healing to those in need. We get the benefit of witnessing miracles happen every day!

Thank you to our LEAP family. You have made this year an amazingly beautiful year that simply cannot be captured in words, only in hearts.

‘Tis So Sweet

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We were so blessed to see sweet Jobnaelle today in Haiti. Last year around this time, Jobnaelle and her lovely mother, Yvonne Marie, traveled to Dallas for her extensive surgery with a several week stay. A year later, she looks healthy, beautiful, and perfect, just like her twin sister, Jobnica. Still a bit shy but what an angel!

 

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Welcome Danny!

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10405663_10152318262698053_7799088263442793068_nWe are so excited to announce that our newest Landmark child, nine-year-old Danny, will be here next Saturday, November 8th, arriving all the way from China! He and his chaperone Chloe will arrive at DFW airport at 3:00pm. If you are available to welcome Danny and Chloe at the airport, please let us know. We will all meet in the baggage claim area for AA flight number 2321.

Long-term LEAP supporters Martin and Brittan Rojas have graciously opened their home to Danny during his several week stay in Dallas. Danny’s surgery is scheduled on the early morning of November 11th at Medical City Hospital. We would love to have volunteers sit in the waiting and hospital rooms throughout Danny’s hospitalization.

Please keep Danny in your thoughts and prayers. Not only will he be undergoing several surgeries, he will be traveling on a plane and to a completely new country for the very first time, where few speak his language and the culture is entirely different. It is a lot for such a young boy!

To be a part of Danny’s story, please contact Adella at (972) 566-6550 or adellawinder@leap-foundation.org. We are also in need of gift cards from Walmart, Tom Thumb, and/or Target to help with the additional groceries and other items.