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Hello Again…Updates


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©Crystal S. Kauffman Author/Poet/ Songwriter

I haven’t been writing lately, due to unforeseen circumstances in my life. I am back and writing when I can, between the many real life obligations I have. I hope everyone has been well and I pray that each person has experienced many blessings over the time I have been away. My latest blessing was given to me on June 1st, 2016, when I was able to rent to own my own place. I am so thankful to those special people who helped me during my transition. You know who you are!

Update on my Novel

My novel Ana’s Stand was supposed to be republished, however my computer got broke and I have not found someone to get the file off my computer. I am working on this situation and writing in my other books as well. I am doing reviews and starting to write articles again. Please take a moment to look at my new work and tell a friend. I am looking forward to earning my place in the writing world…one story at a time!

Update on Momma

My mom is doing well at her new home, but she needs prayer and so do I. She is getting used to the Rehabilitation center and is slowly gaining her strength back. She will be in the nursing home until she is able to fully care for herself again. My mom has been coloring and getting to know her new roommates, who are really nice as well. Her nurses love her and she seems to be flourishing, which warms my heart because it was tough to let her go.

Please keep us in your prayers,

Crystal K.

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Update on My Momma


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

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Mom and Me ©2016, Crystal S. Kauffman

Most of my followers know that I had moved in with my mother, in order to help her because she has health problems like I do. Recently, after 6 years of living together, my mom became unable to care for herself and began falling a lot. So, she has moved into a nursing home, which is near where I am living at now.

She is happy and has made new friends. She and I are working with the new situation, but I miss her so much. I asking everyone to pray for her to continue the journey that she has started towards a new life. I am asking for prayer for me as well, because I am now adjusting to a new life as well.

I love her very much and I am so glad she is getting the care and support she needs. Thank you to all who have been going to visit her.

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Meet Some Special Orphans Who Need Sponsors


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

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Meet a Volunteer: Kakande Muhamad

I am Kakande Muhamad and I am a volunteer, who is running the Reallife Orphanage Home. I am a native thirty-two-year-old, who is currently caring for twenty children. Additionally, I am working with several volunteers to care for these lovely children. Some of these children have lost their parents in the war, some were abandoned, and others lost their parents to illnesses like HIV/AIDS. These children are vulnerable and need sponsors to get the daily food, and medications or school items.

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Our Mission at the Orphanage

As volunteers our mission is to provide, love, support, and daily care for the vulnerable children in the slum communities near our orphanage. Our long term goal is to find each child a permanent home and someone to love them. Currently, we need sponsors that can help us keep the orphanage open, as well as help provide these children with their daily needs. We need food that will not perish like beans, maize, rice, and other foods that help nourish these precious children.

How I Began Helping These Special Kids

I was born and grew up in Bwaise neighborhood which is a slum, but during this time I saw many children die for many reasons. I have seen children thrown into water channels or drainage systems, which hurt me deeply, because these poor children died. Unfortunately, I have also seen other children living in old broken down houses and along the streets. These children would sleep wherever they could sleep and I wanted to do something to help the orphans in my own community.

After seriously soul searching, I decided to open an orphanage, which does not turn these vulnerable children and babies away. However, I need to have sponsors to help me keep the orphanage open and caring for these special children. We must pay house rent, as well as get the daily things children need like food and bathing supplies. The children’s sponsors will also help buy clothes, mosquito nets (Malaria Protection), medicine, and educational needs.

Meet Baby Hope

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This little girl is fourteen-months-old and she is known as baby Hope. She is currently living at the Reallife Home Orphanage and no one knows who her parents are. Sadly, baby Hope was found late at night and she was lying curled up next to a toilet in a Kampala, Uganda neighborhood called Bwaise. This run down neighborhood is known for prostitution and sex workers. She was alone and desperately needed help, so the volunteers brought her to the orphanage, but at this time she doesn’t have a name.

Therefore, I have chosen to call her Baby Hope and the volunteers need help with someone to sponsor this beautiful little girl. As a sponsor, you will make sure she eats daily and gets medication when she is sick. Baby Hope deserves to be happy and cared for, even though she has had a rough start to life. She is now in the care of volunteers, who want to help her live a long happy yet full life.

Meet Simon Mugerwa

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This is Simon Mugerwa and he is five-year-old boy, who is one of our special orphaned children. Unfortunately, Simon lost his father in 2014 and his mother could no longer care for this handsome little boy. He is a happy little boy, who has dreams of being a doctor, so he wants to get an education. However, he needs a sponsor that can help him realize his dream, due to the required school fees.

Simon loves to play with his friends at the orphanage, he loves the volunteers, and he enjoys riding his bicycle. Additionally, he loves watching cartoons and he is a very energetic little boy, who is full of love for everyone. Currently, he needs a sponsor that can help us get him into school, as well as helping with his daily needs like food and medication. Therefore take a moment to learn more about Simon and his friend baby Hope.

Contact Information

Any sponsors who may want to help our orphanage or sponsor a child, please feel free to contact me on my Facebook page Reallife Orphanage Home. We have limited internet contact at this time, so bear with us as we hope to grow and make a difference in the lives of these special children. We are hoping to build a website and other ways to help you learn more about our orphanage. The children and I send much love, peace, and light to you all. May God bless you.

©2016, Crystal S. Kauffman

PS: Stop back by and meet each of the orphans, which I will be featuring from the Reallife Orphange Home. The orphanage’s legal papers are posted below.

 

 

 

 

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Ways to Help Some Extraordinary Orphans in Kampala


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

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The Real Life Orphanage is a place in Kampala, Uganda. The orphanage volunteers are trying to help the displaced children in their area. The orphanage needs help with donations or clothing, children toys, coloring items, sport items, and other things children love to do. The orphanage needs cash donations, in order to feed the children and to give the medical care. I have included the orphanages legal paperwork, but feel free to learn more about this special place that is mentoring children.

Sadly, these special children either have lost their parents to death or their parents just cannot care for them anymore. Fortunately, these children have a wonderful set of volunteers who have stepped in to care these amazing and resilient children. This orphanage is actually small and just starting out, so any help you can provide would help these volunteers care for these children. You can create shoe boxes full of personal hygiene items and maybe other things that may help the child thrive.

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Maybe, you could get your church or your co-workers involved, by donating your children’s old clothes and small toys. The children need unsung heroes and you could be that person for them, so take a moment to see how you can help these wonderful children and volunteers. You can also help spread the word, as well as find the Real Life Orphanage Home on Facebook. If you message them, someone will answer you, eventually when they get to the computer or phone that they use to communicate.

Just seeing the pictures of these kids will tug at your heart as it has done mine. Therefore, take a moment to share this blog or see how you can help make these special children’s life better. Thank you!

©2016, Crystal S. Kauffman

 

PS: LEGAL PAPERS

 

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Police Believe They Have Found Lonzie Barton: Thrown away like garbage


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

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January 12, 2016/Jacksonville, FL– The search for little Lonzie Barton turned to heartbreak and sadness today for the family of the adorable toddler, as well as the First Coast Community. In a press conference, Jacksonville’s Sheriff, Mike Williams stated that the investigators, “strongly believe that the human remains belong to Lonzie Barton” (FCN, 2016). According to JSO Chief of Investigations Tom Hackney, “Lonzie had been thrown away like a piece of garbage”.

The 21-month-old toddler has been missing for over six months, while Ruben Ebron and Lonna Lauramore Barton have been sitting in jail. Both suspects are facing two child neglect charges and lying to police. According to (FCN, 2016), the prime suspect in the case, Ruben Ebron and his lawyers led police to the toddler’s remains on the Southside of town on Snyder St. Sadly, police never searched this area during the initial massive search, but the searchers were only 2.5 miles from where the remains were found.

The District Attorney, Angela Corey was also at the press conference and has requested that the First Coast Community give the law enforcement and legal communities’ time to answer the questions that everyone has in this case. According to (FCN, 2016), she announced that there may be more charges facing both of the two suspects, but is tight lipped about what the charges may be. As the remains are analyzed in the next few weeks and months, the truth may come out about how this adorable happy child ended up being thrown away like a piece of garbage.

More updates to come.

References:

First Coast News (2016) Ebron led JSO to believed Lonzie Barton remains in Southside woods

Retrieved from World Wide Web on January 12, 2016

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2016/01/11/jso-investigating-wooded-area-southside/78629890/

 

 

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Bonnie Lynn Pasciuto Haim: Missing Since 1993


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

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Recently, the Bonnie Lynn Pasciuto Haim missing person’s case took a drastic turn, when a skull was found by a construction crew. According to News4Jax.com, the police were dispatched on Dec 14, 2014, to the backyard of the home Bonnie shared with her husband Michael Haim, when the construction crew who was tearing out and old pool and found a skull. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has announced that the skull was in fact human, but they have yet to identify the remains.

According to New4Jax.com , Bonnie Lynn Pasciuto Haim was reported missing on January 6, 1993 and she was subsequently declared dead in 1999. She was a 23 year old wife, mother, and a business woman. She was a native of Jacksonville, FL. and lived in a house on Dolphin Ave. on the River City’s north side. Bonnie had a beautiful smile, which has always captured the hearts of those she love and those who knew her in life.

However, now this smile has captured Jacksonville residents for two decades after being declared missing. This case went cold for over two decades, but not by those who loved and cared about her. According to New4Jax.com , her family has always believed that the husband had killed her, but they have to wait even longer to get closure in this case. She was a beautiful yet vibrant young woman, who loved her son Aaron. He was about three years old when she went missing and was presumed dead.

Many stories have come out about her son possibly seeing the murder of his mom and Michael Haim lost custody of his son. According to News4Jax.com , a civil judgment, was found liable for her death and asked to pay millions to the couple’s son and to Bonnie Haim’s estate. However, Michael Haim now lives in Tennessee and has refused to comment on the latest discovery. The family is looking to get justice for their loved one, who was taken from them over two decades ago. If you have any information, please call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office or Crimestoppers.

Reference:

News4Jax.com (2014) Remains Found at Missing Woman’s Home is Human

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on June 27, 2015

http://www.news4jax.com/news/remains-found-at-missing-woman-home-are-human/30464092

©2015, Crystal S. Kauffman

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Surprise…It’s Family Day


©Crystal S. Kauffman
©Crystal S. Kauffman

Today, I got to hang out with my youngest niece and nephew for several hours yesterday. I had a wonderful time with them, as we played and spent quality time together. We were missing a few kids and adults, but we made the most of the time we had together. I couldn’t believe how much everyone has grown up and changed over time. We have to get together more as a family.

I love the many smiles!

XOXOXO

Aunt-Crystal 🙂