June 13, 2011

Why Everyone Deserves the Chance to be Someone

Tonight was Tony Night, celebrating the many amazing performances on Broadway this year. I had 7 friends and classmates from University of Michigan, (GO BLUE!) perform. They killed it! It was amazing to see their joy, to see them living their dreams so soon after graduation. Two of them, Shina and Kevin (who was my dance partner in a show way back when), were part of the Tony winning cast of Anything Goes. I am so proud of them. It made me think about all the amazing training in the arts we've been given, and all of the hard work and sacrifice that goes into the dream. I think back and there's no way I'd be where I am today if it wasn't for the love and support of many people- family, friends, teachers, believing in me along the way. I think my friends on Broadway, in Dance Companies, or wherever else life has taken them would feel the same.

Then I just saw this video.

I am in awe of this kid's talent.
Yet, my heart aches for him.
NO ONE should have to live the life he's lived.
Abandoned. Abused. Alone.
No one to support his dream in the arts. No one to love him.
He was considered a "nobody." 
My heart broke for him.

This is why I want to adopt.
Every child deserves the chance to be safe, loved, and the opportunity to become


No matter where they came from, whatever their abilities, and certainly despite what the world says.
Will you be the one? To give the chance for an orphan to become,


  1. Oh my goodness!! That video! Wow! Of course, it made me tear up yet again, ha. I hope you don't mind, but I am going to share a link to this post on my blog tomorrow so that more people can see this video.

    Much love,
    Future Mama

  2. I'm very touched by his story and his talent. God given talent. He's had such a hard life. I pray that he'll have it easier from now on. Thank you for sharing.