ROBBIE - INFORMATION
Hello to everyone, in response to various questions, I wanted to just send some information.
HELPING OUT: As this seems to be stretching out, our need to spread out the help in order to not burn people out will increase. Many of you have asked what you might can do. We will probably begin to need people to come to stay with Robbie at various times to give us and family a break. We have had a lot of people say they’d love to help so, even if you volunteer, you may not be asked. Also, we want to be sensitive to Robbie’s needs in this as well.
Tanja’s sister Heidi Wornock is going to help organize this so you can contact her if you are able to help. You can e-mail her at <a data-cke-saved-href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>. Right now, Tanja’s parents will be doing nights during the weekdays but not Saturday and Sunday night (they are sleeping in our apartment during the day). There will be a need for people some during the day as I’m not sure how long we can continue to go 8:00am - 10:00pm without getting a way for a few hours every now and then.
FINANCES: Many of you have asked about our financial needs. Right now, we do not yet know exactly what, minus our $1,000 deductible, our international insurance is covering. We know of other programs to possibly help. Our greatest need is just in our regular support. We’ve lost about 1/3 of our support over the past year. You can send support to us this by sending checks to: First Asia Development, P.O. Box 8668, Fayetteville, AR 72703. If you’d like to just set up an auto-draft, you can do that as well, just call Karen Mason at 479.527.6424 or e-mail her at email@example.com. Also, you can give online by going to:
Regarding visiting, here is the information I sent yesterday.
FOR THOSE WHO DESIRE TO VISIT: please know that we are so thankful for your willingness to come by but we ask for your mercy and patience. We are unable to see or spend time with everyone who comes as we are busy attending to Robbie. Also, unless we ask you to stay, we ask that you keep your visit fairly short as it can be stressful for Robbie to deal with visitors and more stimulation than needed. Thank you for your understanding. Also, if you call, we may not be able to answer but will appreciate your voicemail message.
VISITING FROM FAYETTEVILLE? From time to time, we need something brought from our place in Fayetteville. So, if you are coming from there, check with the New Heights Office - 479.527.6424 - and someone there might know of something we need.
Thank you all. Your continued support of us is a blessing in so very many ways.
Ken & Tanja