Welcome to Project Left Behind – a non-profit organization dedicated to providing human touch, nourishment, and surrogate nurturing tools to orphans around the world.
Our journey began in a small orphanage in the rural town of Mykolaib, Ukraine. As we entered the common room filled with children waiting in line to use the bathroom, our son Gregory Michael was told that his parents were here to meet him. This little 3 1/2 year-old blonde-haired, skinny boy walked over to meet us and change our lives forever. Over the next ten days we would visit the orphanage twice a day to get acquainted with each other. We took Gregory on long walks around the orphanage, all the while feeding him bananas and covertly giving him small amounts of cold medicine in an attempt to provide some relief from his persistent runny nose. The other children in the orphanage would crowd around the windows to get a view of us walking together outside. The image of all those little children staring enviously out the window at us is always close at hand. I think about them and where they might be every day of my life. True to form, Gregory has changed our lives forever and we are all blessed to be together.