From: Dora Pelley
Dear readers: It has been a while since I have written to you to inform you about the situation of my country in Nicaragua. The situation right now there continues to be one of repression, silent killings (especially peasants of the opposition for freedom) and on and on. Honestly; every time I see what is happening there, my heart is torn. As a native from Nicaragua, My heart remains very much in prayer that we may be liberated very soon in Nicaragua from dictatorship and are able to reconstruct our society with dignity for all Nicaraguans.
Today, I choose to speak to you about someone very dear to my heart. His name is Emmanuel de Jesus Gallegos Martinez. I have spiritually adopted him since I met him in one of my missions to Nicaragua. Emmanuel was born with hemophilia, a medical condition in which the ability of the blood to clot is severely reduced, causing the sufferer to bleed severely from even a slight injury. (According to the dictionary by Oxford). I met Emmanuel when he was five years old and fell in love with him and his little brother. Martha, his mom, told me of his condition at the time, and I decided to adopt him and help him.
Emmanuel is enrolled in a private school thanks to a generous friend of mine in Minnesota who is sponsoring him to attend there. Mom is a hard worker and loves Emmanuel and his brother. She has very little resources or money, works whenever is possible but due to Emmanuel’s condition, she is limited on how much she can leave him in the care of someone else.
Emmanuel, who is now 10 years old, is wheelchair-bound due to an injury on his knee. According to an MRI done for Emmanuel in Nicaragua with the help of another sponsor from Minnesota to uncover the problem with his knee, Emmanuel desperately must have an operation that costs $4,000 to walk again. You can imagine that this amount is very costly for someone very poor. Mom had a fundraiser event at her local park and raised $500 with generous hearts from the locals who are poor as well but were moved by his present condition and wanted to help this precious boy. She will continue to work hard from where she lives to raise money to get to the goal needed. I promised her I would reach out to my readers in Minnesota who so graciously donated $5,000 within one year’s time to help victims of violence in Nicaragua. Every dollar went directly to help many people in Nicaragua.
From the bottom of my heart, I reach out to you once again this time for a different purpose which is to consider helping Emmanuel to be able to walk again. I thank you in advance and know God will multiply blessings in your life for your generosity. Every donation, small or large, will help us reach the goal. Since this boy lives in Nicaragua, You can go to Merchants Bank where the “Nicaraguan relief account” is still open. Right now the account has only a few dollars left because all $5,000 that was given went directly to help different victims of violence and needs. Once again, thank you for what you did for my fellow Nicaraguans. I will never forget!
Your contribution of any amount will be sent to Emmanuel for his operation. Helping this boy walk is relieving his pain and helping to change the world in a positive way in Nicaragua, where poverty and repression continue to prevail. Once you have made donations, I will send mom the money via Western Union and we will keep you informed of when the operation will take place.
Thank you and God bless.