Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sebastian's Motto

This card was made to honor a young boy named Sebastian who lives in North Miami Beach, Florida. I was first introduced to Sebastian about a year ago on his teacher's blog, Ginger's House. Ginger posts free word art on her blog most every day so some of you may have run across her blog. If you happened to miss Sebastian's story, please click here to read about him; you won't be sorry you did!

Sebastian thinks that everyone should "Just be nice" and I think that's a pretty good philosophy to have; if we could all "just be nice" to everyone around us, how much more beautiful would this world be!!! Sebastian has been through a lot of trials in his young life, and I suppose this is what gives him a wisdom beyond his years.

Sebastian had another surgery in December. You can read about it here. His doctors are hopeful that this surgery will help him to be able to bend his arm. He is back in school now. Although he's in the first grade now and no longer in Ms. Brown's class, she still keeps up updated on his progress. The following is her post on January 11......

Look who was back in school today!

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I asked how he was doing and he answered, "I'm good.  I'm really good."

He's holding some of the cards that were waiting for him at school and he said to tell everyone thank you and that he is still reading them with his mom.


This young boy is very special to a lot of us here in "blogland" and I hope you will be inspired by his story!



Ginger said...

Oh Betty, this card did give me the life I needed! The wonderful lift where you're so happy tears spring to your eyes. Thank you so much for taking the time to make such a beautiful card for Sebastian.

Olga said...

lovely card and story!!

Becky said...

How sweet of you Betty. I am sure you have touched this little boys life, making a difference.

Colleen said...

Wonderful card with an awesome message. It is so truthful while do so many find it so hard. I'm glad he is doing better.

Payne Holler Cards said...

So glad he is doing better....wish the world would " would just be nice"....you are a blessing

Jennie said...

LOVE that sentiment and so very true! Thankful he is doing better :)

Theresa said...

Betty, thanks for sharing this story. Some of us do not know how blessed we are until we see how brave this little boy is...if only the world "would be nice" and filled with people like you.

Janice M said...

I'm sure this card will bring a smile to his face! Great job!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I agree with Theresa. You always inspire me to do that little something extra. Hugs, Betty