Send Emilda To The Special Olympics

Emilda posing with special olympic medalsThis month you and I are sending a Compassion sponsored child to the olympics!

Emilda is an 18 year-old sponsored child with the mental capacity of a three year-old. She lives in a squatter community in the Philippines. And she’s fast!

In 2009 Emilda competed in the Philippine Special Olympics and she performed well enough to qualify for the World Special Olympics in Athens, Greece this Summer. But she needs your help to get there.

Emilda’s parents are unable to pay her way to Greece and the Philippine government is not allowed to help either.

Her need is $19,857.

That’s all that stands between her and the opportunity of a lifetime.

Donations can be made here

More information about Emilda is available here.

When asking others to give please use the following link:
http://donate.compassion.com/special-olympics-athens/?referer=96738

Or this shorter link that takes up less space on Twitter and Facebook:
http://bit.ly/Emilda

Thank you for giving and spreading the word!

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