Around the world, children with special medical and developmental needs are much more likely to end up alone, abused, or facing a lifetime of pain.
Too often, these precious children go without the critical medical care they need. They are more likely to lose their families, and less likely to be adopted. They are hidden away in isolation instead of welcomed into schools. They are sent to institutions instead of homes.
But every child deserves to grow and thrive. To have parents to love them unconditionally. To attend a school where they feel welcomed and accepted. To live without constant pain.
It is only because of kind and generous people like you that this work is possible.
With your gift today to the Molly Holt Fund for Children with Special Needs, you will give a child all of this and more:
Bing is just six years old. But she has already experienced so much loss and heartache. Bing's heart ached when her family abandoned her. She found herself surrounded by strangers in a cold and unfamiliar place. Her heart ached worse when she realized that no one was coming back for her. And that perhaps, no one ever would.
Bing is just six years old. But she has already experienced so much loss and heartache.
Bing’s heart ached when her family abandoned her. She found herself surrounded by strangers in a cold and unfamiliar place. Her heart ached worse when she realized that no one was coming back for her. And that perhaps, no one ever would.
I know your heart also aches for this little girl. This little girl who never smiles because of the big square-shaped cleft above her lip. This little girl who has grown up without a family in an orphanage in China.
I know your heart breaks to look into Bing’s big brown eyes and see so much sadness, so much loss. Bing’s sad eyes show that the world has not been a warm and accepting place to her. They show how others have seen and treated her: as disfigured, disabled, and to some, unlovable.
But you can give Bing the love, care and surgery she needs to grow healthy and strong. And one day, join a family.
You can help move Bing to Holt’s medical foster home in Beijing where she will receive round-the-clock care from medically trained caregivers who know how to properly feed children with clefts.
The care you provide will help her grow strong enough to endure the stress of surgery. The same caregivers will provide one-on-one care during and after her time in the hospital.
And after her surgery, Bing can take as long as she needs to recover in the warm and nurturing environment of her medical foster home in China.
The recovery period is so essential for children like Bing. So often in China, children like Bing go back to their orphanage immediately after they receive surgery.
Without attentive, nurturing care from a trained caregiver, Bing's wounds might never fully heal. She could develop a horrible infection and endure excruciating pain. She may not even survive.
But you can make it possible for Bing to receive the surgery she needs AND recover at her medical foster home.
Can you be the hero she needs?
When looking for a way to honor Harry and Bertha Holt's daughter, Molly, we immediately thought of the cause closest to her heart — the cause to which she devoted her life. For over 60 years, Molly Holt worked tirelessly to advocate for children with special medical, developmental and physical needs. For most of her adult life, Molly lived at Holt's Ilsan Center in South Korea, caring for children and adults with special needs. But her legacy is felt around the world. She showed that every child is equally worthy of love and acceptance, and that every child deserves to be part of a family.
In the years since developing a fund in Molly's name, donors have provided lifesaving and life-changing surgeries and medical care, resources and adaptive equipment like wheelchairs and hearing aids, special education classes and supplies, and love, safety and nurturing care for some of the world's most vulnerable children.
But it is only through the kindness and generosity of people like you that Molly's work continues.
These children and many others received the vital care they needed because a kind and compassionate donor gave a gift to the Molly Holt Fund.
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