Oh yeah, it’s finally here!
Hang on to Hope
Season 1, Part 8
~Written in POV of Issa~
And nothing can stop me from doing something I really want to do.
“Alright! If you need anything, just press the button by your bed and a nurse will come!” She responded cheerfully. A little too cheerfully. Almost fake.
“Issa! My mom and dad are outside the door since they said only one visitor at a time, and I wanted to go first, so here I am, are you OK? Does your arm hurt? Can I sign the cast?!” Lexi exploded with questions.
“That’s OK – my arm doesn’t hurt any more, and sure, you can sign the cast. And, I’m sorry I called you and Emma losers. I want to apologize her next chance I get…Hey, I’m glad you came. I have an idea, and I wanted to discuss it with you.” I told her.
So therefore I explained to her something very profound, something very awesome, and something very, very important to me.
“Ms. Amy, Mr. Jackson, I’ve been thinking a lot lately on a cause that’s really important to me. Before I came here, the Foster Care Act helped me and cared for me until I found a foster home. I moved for home to home until now, where I’m firmly put for the time being but that’s not the point. The point is, the Foster Care Act doesn’t have a lot of money, and I want to help them. I care a lot about that, because it helped me a lot. I want to raise money for them. And I need y’all’s help.” I spoke.
“Dad, listen to me. We’re giving back to the people who took care of Issa before she came to us. Can’t we do SOMETHING? Like maybe on the weekends, with the Bible Club Girls? Maybe a bake sale, or garage sale? We could set up a website and people can donate! Please, daddy, please!” Lexi begged.
~Written now in the POV of Lexi~
“None taken. I was thinking it sounded a little…unnecessary.” Lexi sighed. “There’s got to be some way. I want to help so badly – I know how rarely organizations like that receive any donations, and how hard it is to run a thing like that. China is my birthplace, and I’m from an orphanage there. I was adopted – notice how I look nothing like my parents? The orphanage I came from was not very happy, it was poorly run because we didn’t have the funds we needed. So, I really, really want to help the FCA now. There’s got to be a way!” Lexi told me confidently.
To be continued!