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    Happy Birthday to our Sponsored child!

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    As many of you know, ValueMD has been sponsoring several children from underdeveloped countries over the years (see here). One of these children, Abraham, will be turning 5 years old on September 7th.



    In honor of his special day, we'd like to send him a birthday card. As we've done in the past, we'll be including messages from any VMD users who would like to wish him a Happy Birthday. These messages will be translated and read for him so that he can understand. However, please keep the messages simple as he is only 5 years old and not well educated. With this in mind, please know that a few simple words will mean the world to this child who lives is very unfortunate conditions.

    Here is a copy of a letter which was recently sent to us by Children International:


    Quote Originally Posted by Children.International
    Dear ValueMD,

    Would you like to share a special day with your sponsored child?

    I’m asking this because on September 7, Abraham will be 5 years old. It will be such a special day for him!

    You see, his birthday is quite a milestone for Abraham. One that I’m sure he couldn’t have reached so successfully without sponsorship support.

    In fact, because of your generosity and selfless love, you’re a true hero.

    ValueMD, I know that if you could visit Abraham personally, you would bring a birthday card -- and a few simple gifts -- just to let Abraham know how special you think he is…

    …to make him smile and give him the encouragement he so desperately needs to continue his daily struggle with poverty.

    But if a personal visit is not possible for now, we can help you share Abraham’s birthday with him in a simpler and more practical way.

    Just sign and return the colorful card I’ve enclosed. It says, “Thinking of you on your special day. Happy Birthday!”

    And then, ValueMD, if you can find it in your heart to send a few extra dollars….

    …you can help provide birthday gifts for Abraham and all sponsored children!

    Our staff in Zambia – who know the sponsored children and are familiar with their needs – will give Abraham a few special, but practical, birthday gifts.

    Imagine how excited Abraham will be when he receives a few special gifts just for him…and a birthday card from you.

    Imagine the smile he’ll have. Imagine what it will mean to him knowing that even though you are far away…

    …you cared enough to send something that says, “Abraham, you’re special. I’m thinking about you on your birthday.”

    A birthday is such an important day for a child! And your gift today will help provide presents for your child’s birthday and all sponsored children’s birthdays.

    Of course, I know you already do so much. Thanks to you, Abraham is receiving vital benefits he needs to grow up healthy and strong, like health care and educational assistance.

    So I don’t want you to feel obligated in any way to do anything for Abraham’s birthday. You’re already doing so much for him.

    But if you would like to share Abraham’s birthday with him and help us make September 7 a very special day, here’s all you need to do:
    • Sign the colorful card I’ve enclosed
    • Make out your check or money order to Children.International. Your gift of $15, $25, $35, or whatever you choose to send, will help provide practical birthday gifts.
    • Then mail the card and your gift in the enclosed envelope.
    I’ll write to you again and tell you about the presents we selected for Abraham and how they will help him.

    That way you’ll be able to share this special day with Abraham.

    I’m sure you wish that you could spend September 7 with Abraham personally.

    But, if you can’t, won’t you at least send him a birthday card and help us buy him a few simple presents?

    Thanks you for caring, ValueMD. I really wish we had more sponsors like you.

    And thanks in advance for making Abraham so very happy by sharing his birthday with him.

    Sincerely,

    Jim Cook
    President

    p.s. Some impoverished families can’t afford to provide anything for their children’s birthdays – not even a single gift or even a card.

    So, can you find it in your heart to send Abraham a card -- and perhaps help us buy a few small gifts?

    Just sign Abraham’s card, and send it back today with your tax-deductible donation.

    I’ll write you later and tell you all about the practical presents that were selected for him.

    Please hurry. September 7 will be here soon.
    As an added incentive to write a birthday wish to Abraham, we’re offering to donate to this charity $1 for every member who posts a birthday wish for Abraham before the end of this weekend (August 27), or our goal is reached...whichever comes first (we needed to change the date in order to allow time for delivery).

    So feel free to share a few words with Abraham on his very special day by replying to this thread.
    Last edited by Doc; 08-27-2006 at 01:51 PM. Reason: date changed to allow time for delivery
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    Happy BIrthday Kid!!!



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    Happy bithday Abraham
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    Abraham, a very happy birthday to you. I hope you are surrounded by the love of friends and family on this special day.
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Abe! It's cool being a year older. Unless your Terato's age.


    (Hey Doc, are you sure we can't change it to every post=1 dollar?)
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    Happy Birthday Abe! Be safe.

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    Abraham,
    Happy 5th birthday little guy! Soon, you won't be so little! Enjoy your day...smile!!

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    Happy birthday

    Have a wonderful and happy day!

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    Hippo Birdie Two Ewe!





    Have a great day Abe!

    xoxoxo,
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    Happy BD and many more will come around

    By the way, you look just like me when I was that age


    Much love and admiration!
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