Here is the story behind this...
Four years ago, when the program at Gompers Middle School started, Ronda had just come back from the Olympics and agreed to teach there for free. Just one problem - their mats were old, came apart and were generally not safe to work out on. This presented a dilemma - who did I know who would lend me mats for free for an indefinite period of time?
I remembered Ronda's confirmation class teacher, the youth minister at our church, who was also a karate instructor. Sure enough, I called him up and he lent us enough mats for 16 kids to practice safely - and let us keep them FOR TWO YEARS.
In short, this is the kind of person who is just a good guy who goes out of his way to help others.
You know how sometimes you hear stories and you don't know who to believe? This isn't one of those times. Please, after you read this story, take a few minutes out of your day and send an email.
The story in Sean's own words ...
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED
On May 24th, 2012; two orphans were sold to the highest bidder. We were in middle of adopting two precious little angels whom we loved very very much, and they loved us even more in return. Then someone else decided they wanted them. Even in the world of foster care and adoptions there is a 1%,. it is not money, but "Who you know." We are part of the 99%, so we lost out. We were called on the phone and told that we can never see or talk to the girls again. There was no formal good bye, there was no nothing. They were snatched from us just like that.
The next day, the 1%-er who took them from us, filed a petition with the court for adoption. The girls were even led to believe by adults around them, that our adoption was canceled because we did not want them, that the one with special needs was too much of a handful. So the girls blame it on themselves, and the 1%-er swoops in to save them. Yeah.... The really sad part is that they used to always tell us how much they disliked that home, and could not wait to move in with us.
IF YOU THINK THIS IS MESSED UP, THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Send a mail to our server - that will be distributed to the Head of DCFS, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (His bosses), and State Senator Curren Price (Their boss). Justice@27Wishes.com . You can also get all the individual e-mail addresses at our main site listed below.
It is SO EASY – just write to them about case number CK44848 – and ask them “Please investigate this case. Seems injustice has been done to those girls!" If you are so moved to write more, then go to our site, where several people have posted letters, and you can read the entire story, you can even borrow from their letters!
You can also “Like” our site – www.Facebook.com/Justice4Kids - there is power in numbers!
On Friday 10/12, the court formally starts the adoption proceedings! There is not a lot of time to make a difference!