• Doug Brendel

What you heard, Sasha didn’t

  1. The fireworks crack so loud, you jump.

  2. The neighbor’s dog annoys you with his barking.

  3. Children laughing and splashing in the pool … you smile.

Sasha can’t hear any of it. He’s deaf.

Sasha lives at a boarding school for hearing-impaired children, in the Belarusian city of Vitebsk, near the Russian border.

But Sasha has hope. A special machine enables Sasha to “hear” the essential audio portions of his studies.

The only problem is, the school can only afford 1 such machine.Sasha has to wait for the machine to be available.Till then, Sasha sits in silence.

If the school had 9 machines, a whole classroom of deaf children could “hear” at the same time.

I hope New Thing can provide $1,463.22 to make it happen. So Sasha can “hear” every day … instead of just on lucky days.

Each of 8 new machines will cost just $182.90. I wonder if 16 friends could give $91.45 each. Or maybe you and two others could give gifts of $60.97 to purchase 1 machine. If that’s not doable, any gift you can possibly give today will be a real help.

Please get back to me ASAP. School starts in 7 weeks. Clearing the funds into Belarus, and ordering and installing the machines, will take time. I’ll keep you posted on our progress.

Thanks for journeying with us!

Much love,

Doug Brendel

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