I’ve been writing and rewriting this email for a couple of weeks now, so please forgive me for not being very polished as this has been a very hard decision to make.
I’m stepping down as managing director of Riverkids until the end of this year, and Riverkids will need your help while I'm gone. Our biggest need right now is feeding the 600 plus children that we care for in Cambodia. You can help for as little as US$9 to feed a child. Why am I leaving? Last November, my youngest daughter was born ten weeks early and tiny. After heart surgery and fifty days in the hospital, she came home. While juggling work at Riverkids and a newborn was intense, it was possible thanks to the amazing teams in Singapore and Cambodia. Then one morning, I woke up with a happy baby with a mild cold and went to sleep at the bottom of her hospital bed in the intensive care unit where she was fighting to breathe as her lungs had collapsed. The next two weeks were a blur, but Maggie is now home and healthier. She needs more care than most babies, and if she gets sick, she gets very sick fast. What will happen to Riverkids?Our day-to-day work in Cambodia is managed by the fantastic Phy Sophon and his team. In Singapore, Elaine Woon and Florence Chea are working with volunteers here and all over the world to raise funds and develop programs.Most of my daily tasks have already been handed over to other staff and volunteers (although we would love more volunteers, always!) and while I'm home with Maggie, I'll still be involved as one of the board of directors.How you can feed a hungry child
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