Oh Soybean is a celebrity...lol! you can view the story at: http://www.timesgazette.com then type Sawyer Young in the search engine.
6/6/2008 9:51:00 AM
Sawyer Young and Shelli Young
Local boy receives Make-A-Wish gift
Imagine being born in China, being left in a children's home, being adopted, moving halfway around the world, then being diagnosed with a terminal condition, all by the time you were 3 years old. That is reality for little Sawyer Young.
Sawyer, the son of Shelli Young of Leesburg, has been diagnosed with terminal neurocutaneous melanosis, which affects neurological skills and can visually be seen as patches of pigmented skin.
"I thought I was helping him, when I brought him back to the United States," Young said. "But, I quickly learned that he taught me what love is really about."
Make-A-Wish provided a play set which was recently installed at the Youngs' home to help stimulate his sensory development. The festivities concluded with a reveal party that was provided by Good News Gathering church. The family would like to thank the Highland County North Fire Department for bringing a fire truck and ambulance for the children to explore, Kroger's for their donation of balloons and Brad's Garden center for their wish garden landscape design.
Make-A-Wish and its volunteers have made over 167,000 wishes come true since 1980.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Oh what a great day...GNG had the best party ever! The menonite Church was so kind as to let us borrow their church because we were worried about weather. Kroger donated ballons, the local fire dept sent the fire trucks...we are so incredibly blessed!
Friday, May 30, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Well, only a few more days and the playset will become a reality in the backyard. The GNG Youth group came over to assist with the landscaping which was a huge help...my back is killing me!!! Check out Sawyer surveying the gravel pile and Soph doing a little gardening....