#Veronika's Prom

$1,397 of $27.2k goal

Raised by 30 people in 25 months
Ellianna Yating  LEBANON, PA
Did You Know...

Russia and Ukraine do not like each other.

In Ukraine and Russia, orphans who turn 16 become unadoptable and age out of the orphanages. Many are forced to live on the streets with no way to survive.

60 percent of girls are lured into prostitution.

10-15 percent of orphans commit suicide before they turn 18.

50 percent of Eastern European orphans don't live to their 20th birthday.

Sasha and Veronika...

My name is Sasha. I was adopted from Russia when I was 17 months old. Now I am a senior at Cedar Crest High School. Since I was adopted, I was rescued from becoming a nameless statistic. Now, I have the chance to experience the love of a family, get an education, and be a normal teenager. 

Veronika is a teenage orphan in Ukraine. She is fifteen and if no one adopts her, she will age out and become a statistic. A family has stepped forward to adopt Veronika and show her what it means to have a forever family. Now, she will get to experience things that we take for granted.

#Veronika's Prom

This year, as a senior in high school, I have the opportunity to attend prom. Next year, Veronika will have the chance to attend prom too. However, had a family not chosen to adopt her and welcome her home, she would be one of the statistics I shared above. She would not have a family. She would not be loved. She would not matter to anyone. 

In Honor of Veronika, I am choosing to not go to prom. Instead, I am fundraising for her adoption.

The Average Cost of a Ukraine Adoption: $25,000

The Average Cost for 200 students (half my senior class) to attend prom: $55,400

Please consider the impact that you could help make in a child's life. By donating to #Veronika's Prom, you could help someone know what it means to be loved.

He Who Saves One Life, Saves the World Entire.”
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Posted by Ellianna Yating
25 months ago
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Hi Everyone! Please take time to read and share the story of #Veronika's Prom! By donating, you can save the life. ~ "He Who Saves One Life, Saves the World Entire."
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Raised by 30 people in 25 months
Created March 24, 2015
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