Dear Valentine, I love you…but… #SpareARose

sparearose160x600tagDear Valentine,

I love you.
I love you because you care about people.
I love you because you want to help people.
I love you because you recognise the fortunate position we are in.
I love you because you know we don’t go without the things we need, like insulin for our youngest daughter.
I love you because you have compassion for people who need the things we get easily or for free, like insulin for our youngest daughter.
I love you because seeing or hearing about a family who can’t afford the insulin their child needs would bring a tear to your eye.
I love you because I know you’ll understand that I’m donating any money I would have spent on some roses for you to the Spare A Rose campaign.
But mostly I love you because this act has made you happier than receiving any flowers.

But don’t worry I’ll still get you some chocolate.

Your loving Valentine,
Kev.

The #SpareARose Campaign
Lack of access to insulin is the most common cause of death for children with diabetes in many countries around the world. In fact, in some parts of the world, the estimated life expectancy of a child who has just developed diabetes could be less than a year.
This Valentine’s Day our community can continue to help change that.
Through the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign, we raise awareness and donations for Life for a Child, an International Diabetes Federation program which provides life-saving diabetes supplies, medication, and education that children in developing countries need to stay alive.
Spare a Rose, Save a Child is simple: buy one less rose this Valentine’s Day and donate the value of that flower to children with diabetes. Your loved one at home still gets flowers and you both show some love to children around the world who need it.
One rose, one month of life. A dozen roses, a year of life for a child with diabetes.

You can donate here: http://www.sparearose.org/give.
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4 Responses to Dear Valentine, I love you…but… #SpareARose

  1. bennetdunlap says:

    Thanks for being part of the Spare A Rose community. Together we are helping kids around the world.

  2. So great, Kev! Thanks so much for being a part of the #SpareARose community!

  3. Kerri. says:

    Beautiful post, Kev! (I know I’m a year late commenting, but your post still resonates.)

    • Kev says:

      That’s quite the compliment coming from you Kerri, thank you so much. Before posting it again I enjoyed reading my own blog, pleased to feel that if I wrote it again I’d write it the same way 🙂

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