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This question was posted on one of the groups I belong to for international adoption (I have two daughters from China). I am hoping that someone in this community has some good ideas as to how to help this girl. Below is the original post by another parent. I will pass along any ideas to this mom. Also, maybe there is someone on here from Kazakhastan?


When I adopted my son Michael from an orphanage in Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan in
2007, I met a shy young girl named Diana at his orphanage. Diana has
juvenile
diabetes. Diana's diabetes is not under control. Her orphanage doesn't
have the
money to get her the treatment she needs. Things like insulin pumps are
very
difficult to come by in Kazakhstan.

Diana was supposed to be adopted, but the adoption fell through.
Diana is 16 now, and too old to be adopted, under Kazakh law. She came
to
America and received treatment a few years ago in Texas, and the doctor
who
treated her felt if she couldn't get proper care she would not live to
see her
18th birthday.

She needs to be brought to America for treatment. I am campaigning hard
to find
a sponsoring group or physician who would pay her way. I sent out more
than 8
emails to charitable organizations this morning but I think the more
folks I
talk to, the better. Please help me spread the word, so we can get Diana
the
help she needs.

I have friends who are in Petropavlovsk now and can supply more specific
information about Diana.

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Comment by Lou on June 14, 2010 at 2:49pm
I cried about this to my OH, I wish I could adopt her personally.
Have you thought about creating a group maybe here (i don't know if you're allowed) or on another well known networking site then messaging all your friends Urging them to add their own friends etc and linking it to a sponsorship site and doing a sponsored event of some kind to raise awareness, highlight her specific plight and to raise some money?
You could also then send the links with a cover email explaining it to as many organisations/local business etc who might be able to aid you?
I hope with all my heart that a solution can be found to help her <3 x
Comment by Peggy on June 14, 2010 at 4:11pm
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.. what specifically needs to happen to get her the help she needs?
Comment by Toni Crebbin on July 13, 2010 at 9:56pm
Peggy and Lou, I wanted to make sure you saw my updated post on this topic in case you still wanted to help out.

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