News and Notes

Read about sensory deprivation tanks, da Vinci robotic arms, and other innovations in this “News and Notes” that appeared in the Health and Wellness issue of Virginia Living. Please click on image to view document.

 

Imagining A Better Future

Please click on the image to read two articles written by Sandra Shelley for ChildWorld magazine.  The first concerns sponsored children who took their vision for a better future to the UN.  In the second article, a couple decides virtual visits aren’t enough–and travels to Bolivia to meet their sponsored child.

Photo credit: ChildFund International (formerly Christian Children’s Fund)

All grown up

Gerlania when she was four when Esther began sponsoring her; now she is 18.  Learn how a sponsor transformed the life of a child in this ChildWorld article by Sandra Shelley.  Please click on image to view article.

Photo credit: ChildFund International (formerly Christian Children’s Fund)

Shafer Court Connections

Meet the leaders of the VCU School of Education along with charming children’s book writer Jane Moncure in this feature article by Sandra Shelley.  The article appeared in Shafer Court Connections, the alumni magazine of Virginia Commonwealth University.  Please click on image to view article.

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The Killing Fields

The desert outside Lokichogio, Kenya is littered with animal carcasses from an unrelenting drought.  As officials survey the area, two young girls show up out of nowhere.  They are the last survivors of a small, desperate party.  Learn more about their story and the part of Kenya known as the “killing fields” in this article, written for ChildWorld by Sandra Shelley.  Please click on image to view story.

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L.A. Sponsors Article

Learn about a laid-back couple from L.A. and their sponsored child “Dino” in Brazil in this article written by Sandra ShelleyThe article appeared in ChildWorld, the newsletter for sponsors and supporters of ChildFund International (formerly Christian Children’s Fund).  Please click on image to view article.

Photo credit: ChildFund International