I received an e-mail on Christmas Eve from my host host family in Belarus. This is the family that I stay with when I travel to Belarus and their daughter stays with us during respite visits to Canada. They are wonderful people and over the past few years we have become good friends. It was a lovely e-mail wishing us all the best in health, happiness and prosperity. Both of my “host parents” work at the Chausy Orphanage and therefore are witness to the many programs we have put in place there as well as seen the change in the children during these past few years. In their Christmas e-mail they said to pass on their thanks for all that our organization does with a “special thanks for caring about our children“. So I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of Canadian Aid for Chernobyl, all of our friends in Belarus and most especially from the children, to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the holiday season. Here is a picture of the children currently living at the Chausy Orphanage taken this past September:
Thanks for your continued support!