Monday, October 15, 2007
Run, Jenny, Run!
Jenny Bowen got the most amount of votes in the race to carry the Olympic torch in Beijing in 2008.
Of course, the final decision will be made by a committee in China but it is pretty amazing that Jenny and her organization, Half the Sky, have made such an impression. If, in fact, that Jenny and eight kids from the orphanages that Half the Sky supports gets to run, the impact for the kids in orphanages in China will be enormous.
While many people in and around adoption from China continue to fret over the length of the wait for their children and the implications of the new requirements for parents, the Half the Sky Foundation is focused on the children who remain in China's orphanages. They supply much needed support to the children and the facilities who are waiting for their 'forever families' including 'Granny's' to love and hold them, schools, and playgrounds.
Jenny Bowen and her team have done a remarkable job at working with the government in China to take care of the kids in China.
Maybe if Jenny and the kids do run, it will not only raise awareness for the children in China, but for kids in need all over the world.
Whatever happens, my hat's off to Jenny and the people that have made this happen. I am proud to be a part of it.