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January 19, 2017

Our 10 Year Anniversary!

Guess what?! It's 2017 and we are officially celebrating the ten year anniversary of BlinkNow! We've learned so much and come so far.

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January 18, 2017

This Week Sucked

Honestly, this entire last week sucked. Sometimes it feels like for every step forward, we get pulled right back. The devastation has always been there but it seems more difficult than ever to weather the storms. You don't want to freeze up and turn your heart stone cold and stop caring, but at the same time taking it all in is too much as well. I'm trying to find the middle ground. I know change happens slow, but these are little kids and I want it now.

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January 17, 2017

Jim Duff, Supporter of the Year

Congratulations to Jim Duff, our FIRST EVER Supporter of the Year! Jim Uncle, as we lovingly call him in Nepal, has gone above and beyond in supporting this project and our vision for the home and school since the very beginning.

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January 16, 2017

Not The Ending I Wanted

This week started off just like any other week. There was a big cement pour happening on the construction site that we didn't want to miss so as soon as we ate breakfast and got the kids off to school, we jumped in the truck and headed on over. Having walls to touch and rooms to walk through and roofs to stand on with a spectacular view of the valley felt surreal. I felt serene and content and proud. Then I see a sweet two-year-old little girl, so cute that she stops me in my tracks. "Who's this little one?" I ask Krishna, our groundskeeper. “Her mother is from the village. She’s dying and I wanted to bring her here today to distract her.”

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January 12, 2017

Kathmandu Help Needed

We medevaced the patient yesterday to Nepalgunj, and then to Kathmandu. An ambulance took her to Grande hospital where she is undergoing diagnostic tests while we work to get to the bottom of the problem. She weighs just 45 pounds and is in an extremely fragile state but seems to be improving with IV treatments.

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