Friday, May 26, 2017

Losev: Proudest Moment

I'm not sure anything my girls have done this year has made me more proud than this.

There is a cancer hospital and school very near our new campus. It is modelled after St. Jude's Children's Hospital in my hometown of Memphis, TN. It is fully supported by individuals and provides cancer treatment and support for families. Sadly, we were told that many times when a child is diagnosed with leukaemia here, the father blames the mother and leaves the family. So, this hospital opened a village of homes to support the families during this difficult process of recovery. As children are ostracized at school, Losev also has a school for them. So that's the background, and they've been on our hearts as a possible outreach now that we are out here near them.

They contacted CC and asked if we had any events the children could attend as a fun outing. Did we ever! We decided to offer them a special matinee performance of "Give My Regards to Broadway"! They bussed in 100 kids. The kids were beautiful, some in face masks and some with a bit of hair loss. But all with bright shining faces.

Our kids performed their hearts out and put on such a good show. And the best part of all was that a few of our cast knew some Turkish, so they began ad libbing lines and explanations for the kids to understand more. It was precious and really touched my heart.

It was one of those days where I had to put on a diplomatic smile and greet the directors on behalf of Oasis, but it was quite hard to hold back the tears.

After the show, we let the kids come out and take pictures. This is one of my favourites. 

This little guy wanted a selfie with the leading male star. So sweet. They loved him because he threw in so much Turkish. 

Lots of high fives, hugs, and pictures. 

I'm pretty sure this is the finest thing our kids have done all year. This far takes the cake over winning a sports tournament! 

1 comment:

Tara G. said...

Absolutely precious!

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