Foto’s Blog: Please help an orphan boy, who loves his photo!

Apr 29, 2011   //   Foto's Blog, India  //  Comments Off on Foto’s Blog: Please help an orphan boy, who loves his photo!


Phodographer Coleen McIntyre Chennai, India, December 2010

Coleen teaches school in India. Each Wednesday she and other teachers go to a local orphanage, HOUSE OF HOPE and do art projects with the kids. Coleen said: one week we did the Dog Meets World project. A boy named Wung was the first kid to have his picture taken, but because of how the pictures print out he was the last one to get his picture printed. He was so mesmerized by the printing process and the different colors that showed up each time the pictures went through the printer. He waited so patiently for his picture to be printed, it was probably the calmest I have ever seen Wung, who is so full of energy normally! Well once his printed and he finished his photo frame the print cartridge had been used up so I pulled it out to show him and he just went wild playing and dancing around with the colorful cartridge. He just loved it and had a ball twirling and dancing around with the cartridge tape.

ATTENTION: Coleen reports that Wung, a 9 year old, energetic, mischievous, fun-loving, big smiling and bright-eyed boy is in the hospital. He had an accident last weekend and required brain surgery to remove a blood clot. This is no minor issue. He was in a government hospital where little attention, medical communication or care was provided due to limited resources, ratio of staff to patients and money. Once he was physically able, he was transported to a private hospital. He has another week or so before he will be released, but the costs are astronomical and the teachers are each trying to raise funds. PLEASE READ MORE ON COLEEN’S BLOG AND CONSIDERING DONATING TO HELP.

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