Thursday, October 20, 2016

Day 19: RODS

Down Syndrome Awareness Month - Day 19

RODS - Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome

Did you know that there is an organization with the mission of nurturing a positive image of Down syndrome and to promote for the adoption of orphans with Down syndrome? They do this by raising adoption grant funds (one child at a time) and participating in organized, athletic races, and awareness events. This organization is called RODS, Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome. Their goal is to raise $15,000 for each child they fund raise for.

To date, they've raised funds for: 15 children who are now home, 5 children who are in the process of being adopted, and 2 children who are still waiting for their forever families. This means their current child is #23!

One of the families in the process of adopting a girl from Octavia's country found their daughter while she was a RODS child! Sponsor Hadley has more of their story!

The current RODS orphan is Asher and he sure is a sweetie! Here's Asher's Reece's Rainbow page.


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