I'm racing in the Bracebridge Olympic Triathlon on Sunday... but that's not the announcement. A charity I've been following (and supporting) for the past year or two, has opened up applications to their team, and on the spur of the moment, I've joined the RODS Racing Team.
I've seen first hand how a child with Down syndrome can flourish and thrive with a loving family's support. I've seen it in my own child and in the children belonging to the community I've joined. Sadly, in other countries, whether because of cultural bias, bureaucracy, or simply lack of resources, children not unlike the Lightning Kid end up in orphanages, where they won't know the kind of love that every child deserves, and you can imagine how their development wilts, as they are left in society's furthest margins.
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There are sad problems in this world that don't have easy solutions. This is not one of them; you see, there are parents out there just desperate to adopt these children - but the path to international adoption is not a cheap one. The good news is that this is a problem that money can solve.
That's where RODS Racing comes in. Donations go to helping achieve an adoption for a child with Down syndrome from an orphanage, one child at a time. When an adoption is successful, the next child's adoption campaign starts.
As a member of the racing team, I'm looking to raise at least $2500 for Laura's adoption. I'll be racing Bracebridge for Laura, and Barrelman too (probably while sporting RODS Racing Team apparel).
Please consider visiting my team page and making a donation. RODS Racing is a registered charity and donations are tax deductible. In addition to this campaign, I'll also have other news for really cool events from RODS Racing in the near future, so stay tuned here, follow their social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) and spread the word for this wonderful cause.
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