We had wanted to do something special for the children at Laura Vicuna, a children's home about 4 hours north of Santiago. We happened to meet a man who recalled seeing us on a national TV broadcast last year, a story related to the work we do at the hospital. (See above) This man said that he would like to help us with a substantial amount of toys for the children, both at the hospital, and also for the orphans at Laura Vicuna. We were thrilled about this development.
About this same time, we spoke with relatives in the States, and five days later, without any prompting on our parts we found out that they had gathered a substantial sum in donations toward helping the children's home. Another wonderful surprise for us.
We then decided to call the children's home to ask them what they were lacking; the director mentioned that they were in need of a TV & video recorder. The next day we were out checking prices for these items & we stopped by to speak with the man we met a week earlier and somehow he ended up connecting us with a friend of his who helped with a very good discounted price.
Well, to make a long story short, traveling to Laura Vicuna a few days later, we brought along a newly-purchased 29" color TV & a stereo video recorder & toys for all the children at Laura Vicuna children's home.
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