Our Chinese Butterflies

Our Chinese Butterflies

Fristoe family

Fristoe family
Our family waiting on Prudence and ?????!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

IPad II, fundraiser to bring Clare home!!!!

Many people may be reading this for the very first time, so I would like to tell everyone the story of our Clare.


      Clare was found abandoned, as an infant and was placed in an orphanage.  Shortly after placement she was transferred to Little Flower for hospice care. (Little Flower is a healing home that takes in fragile infants.  You can learn more about them by visiting:  http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Little-Flower-Projects/230680524654).  Clare was sent there to be loved by these wonderful people until she died.  But instead of dieing Clare started to improve.  Fast forward:  She is now 4 years old and has been lucky enough to be able to stay at the baby healing home.  She is doing so much more than anyone expected  her to do.  She has many health problems and has fought for her little life several times.  She does not see doctors in China because she is on what is called "palliative" care.  She is strictly nursed by the staff of Little Flower.  Clare has several congenital heart defects (that we know of):  venticular septal defect (intract flow), pulmonary hypertension (mild to moderate), tricuspid valve cusp cleft (partial ECD), tricuspid valve backflow (moderate), and a patent foramen ovale.  She also has a cleft lip and cleft palate.  Receives all her nutrition through a g-tube.  Her diet consist of only pediasure.  Clare is also blessed with Down syndrome.  She is not considered a "candidate for surgery" in her country.  We know here in America she will receive the medical care and the therapies she needs to greatly improve her life!

     We have requested that our paperwork be expedited so we can get Clare home as soon as possible and start caring for her medical needs.  We are still awaiting word from immigrations as to if they will honor our request.  We do know that China is willing to expedite the process on their end.  So, we don't want funding to be the reason we are unable to rescue our daughter.

We are approximately $17,000.00 short of being fully funded.  We are continuing to hold garage and bake sales to help raise money.  We truly believe God is calling us to His angel.  He has already blessed us on our journey.  When we were in our greatest need, He has provided us with the funds we needed to get to the next step.  We don't want to just sit and do nothing, so we have to decided to step out of our comfort zone and ask for help.

This fundraiser will run from Sunday, August 14 to Saturday, October 8th at midnight.  Winners will be chosen by: random.org and announced on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011.
With every donation:   $10 gets you 1 chance and 1 freebie option.
                                  $25 gets you 3 chances and 2 freebie options.
                                  $50 get you 8 chances and 3 freebie options.

Freebie--is a way for you to earn extra chances.  Once you make a monetary donation, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, I am begging here, share this blogpost and that will earn you another chance.   If you donate enough for 3 freebies your can also Facebook, tweet or post on your blog about this fundraiser for your other freebies.  I hope that makes sense.  After you blog or post come back here and let me know you have shared and I will add your extra chances to the fundraiser.  If you donate money multiple times over the fundraiser you will earn freebies for that also.  YOU must leave your NAME, do not post anonymously because I won't be able to find you, if you are selected.

You can donate to our FSP by using the button on the top right hand of the page or by mailing a check to the address listed above ( be sure and write "CLARE FOR THE FRISTOE FAMILY" on it).  BUT, if you donated using the CHIP-IN button, you will earn an extra chance, for being kind enough to help us with our out of pocket expenses.

What you are earning chances on:     iPad 2 with Wi-Fi 32gb Black

Picture of iPad 2 with Wi-Fi 16GB Black Mc769ll/A

If you want to learn more about the iPad II got to this site:  http://www.nfm.com/DetailsClubPage.aspx?ProductID=33400540&ClubID=1117

Next::  Handmade Leather Butterfly Purse(child size)--the winner can have any name of their choice embossed.  The bag is approximately 5 1/2" X 4".

The little black spots are from my cameras lens and are not on the bag.

Next:  There are more to come.  I know someone is sending a Walmart gift card and a Gap gift card.  So, as soon as they have arrived, I will list them!!!!  Keep coming back and looking!!!!

We thank everyone for praying and supporting us on our journey to Clare.  May God bless each of you.



  1. WOOOOHOOOOO Lets bring home the babies!!!! Great job Suzanne!

  2. donated!!! It's wonderful to see another one coming home!

  3. Blogged! Praying that many feel led to give and bless this little girl.

  4. Donated and will be blogging it soon. GodSpeed, Miss Clare... you and your family have an entire country pulling for you!
    ~Laura, one of "us girls"

  5. She is gorgeous and I am so happy to see she has a family working for her.