- Eating for a Cause. April 23, 2013
Willis showing his support!
Jinqiao Run at 8:00
Fundraising Luncheon at 12:00 pm.
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Difference for Ting Ting
It was a packed
house and warm atmosphere inside Mr Willis restaurant despite the damp
and chill outside, as over 80 people came to support Baobei’s annual
fundraising luncheon on April 23. Thanks to the generosity of Mr
Willis, 100% of the proceeds will help 7-year old Ting Ting, who has a
neurofibroma and just came to Baobei in December.
Owner and chef
Craig Willis, hosting for the third year in a row, was on hand to make
sure supporters enjoyed the delicious appetizers, mains, and desserts
before they settled in to hear more about Baobei, some for the first
time. Especially moving was the time of sharing from Ann Richardson,
who has provided post-surgical care for Baobei babies in her home as
well as adopted three daughters. She stressed how each person can make
a difference and play a part in the story of a Baobei child’s life,
from caring for a baby after surgery at home to simply attending a fund
Nowhere was this
more evident than in Ting Ting’s life, who six months ago was still
living in an orphanage and now has the hope of finding a forever
family. Present at the luncheon, she smiled, laughed, and told everyone
how she loves school and the color red. The 34,000RMB raised for her
special schooling and surgery was just in time for her eighth birthday
in May. Happy Birthday Ting Ting!