2010

December 20, 2010

A letter for you and The Morgan Jayne Project volurs and contributors!
Imagine the best day of your life as a child. No wait, just a minute, Imagine first that you are a child in a third world country, your parents love you and try hard but often you don’t have enough to eat, you frequently are infested by parasites and if you go to school you are considered lucky. Now add to that that your Mom (and your Dad too if he’s around) have AIDS. Your neighbours, friends and family shun you and want nothing to do with you. Kids at school spit at you and even the teacher makes you sit in the corner, away form the other kids in case you “infect” them with AIDS germs you’ve brought from home. Maybe you have AIDS as well. You were born too late to get into the Morgan Jayne Program and so every day you take medication to stay alive, knowing that if you’re over two that you all ready have outlived most predictions for you here.
Ok now imagine it’s Christmas. Not a particularly happy time for a child in your circumstances, but then, once again imagine what the best day of your life would be.
It would start with you getting up and getting bathed, your Mom putting on the new outfit you that she’d gotten from Familias
Saludables the week before. She would do your hair, slick it , braid it , whatever it takes so you look your best. You go with your family to the one place n the island that every kid wants to go, the new fast food place, Wendy’s Play Park. You’ve seen this from the outside before but your parents’ could never afford to take you there, besides its not for poor kids is it? You not only get to go into it but you get to play at the playpark and they bring you hamburgers and fries and soda! If this wasn’t enough, Santa comes with a huge bag of toys for you, and you don’t have to share, your brothers and sisters get their own! You look inside and you can see that every time was picked especially for you, the clothes fit you, you got exactly want you wanted and no kid got the same things. Your heart is ready to burst. They feed you all the chocolate cake you can eat. Your Mom and Dad are so happy you see them laugh for the first time in months. Then an nice man comes and gives you a special button and tells you with this button you can ride the brand new Ferris wheel outside! What? The Ferris wheel is just opening today and everyone knows it costs a dollar and a half to ride it. No, remember this is your fantasy, you get to ride it for free… Again and again. While you’re inline that nice man hands out little toy cars and cameras to you and all the kids with a button! All the other kids, the kids whose parents have money to ride the Ferris wheel, they beg for a button, ask if they can join your club. For once in your life someone wants to be in your shoes! Then Miss Valerie comes with a whole stack of things that look like credit cards in her hands and tells you to follow her. She leads you to place in the mall you’ve never seen but you’ve seen ones like it on TV, it’s a games arcade and Ms Valerie hands you a card that’s good for any of the games there, motorcycles, bumper cars, air hockey, win a prize games, anything you want!!! You are almost delirious as you run around choosing games and trying to absorb this all . Ok it is Ms. Valerie again, taking you back to Wendy’s for more food, yaaaa. You were just getting hungry again and they are feeding you again! This makes two meals you’ve had today! Then outside where they have a big ceremony and they dedicate it to you, your family and the other families there like yours. They ask you to count backwards from ten. You don’t know why but you do it, at zero the fireworks light up the sky! Yaaa, They know all kids love fireworks! After a phenomenal display they feed you again, little taquitos, sandwiches and iced tea. Then its well past dark but a few more Ferris wheel rides, and a marching band that’s come to play!! You go home, hugging your toy bag happier than you’ve ever been before.
This is the day you helped provide for our children form the AIDS program on Saturday. Thank you, You have fed their spirits.
Merry Christmas.

November 30, 2010

Press release fromValerie Nelson
Director: Familias Saludables, Roatan, Honduras
December 1st marks not only our year end but World AIDS Day. This month with the release of the Truvada study, the acceptance of the Pope to wearing condoms has made world AIDS history, Here in Roatan we also have very exciting news this month.
Familias Saludables would like to announce that with the partnership of The Morgan Jayne Project (Canada) we have successfully completed the past twelve months (one year) with NO vertical mother – to-child transmissions. This means that we have met the World AIDS Councils Goal of Zero pediatric transmission. In lay persons terms it means that of all the pregnant women who entered our program in the last twelve months that NONE of their infants are now positive. Siempre Unidos, Hospital Roatan and our program have combined efforts to reduce and finally eliminate childhood AIDS in Roatan. We have gone from a 49% transmission rate nine years ago to 3% for the past few years to zero this year. We wish to thank the Morgan Jayne Project for being the primary supporter of this project, saving the babies of Roatan!

October 9, 2010

Hello, It is with great hope that I send out this email. It is the 4th Christmas Miracle that we are hoping to make a reality.This is the opportunity to change lives and give a child, for one day the ability to: forget he/she is sick and possibly dying, for one day he/she isn’t the desperately poor he/she is just a child with the hopes and dreams of all children. For one day…he/she isn’t hungry. Please help me make the miracle happen for these kids. There are hundreds of children who show up and look at what is going on so realize this list is a fraction of the children we would like to give a one day reprieve from desperation. We will add as many kids to our list as we get donations for.
Thank you for caring and please share this email with as many people as you can. We have never spent a dime of the money destined for the children on advertising. Our work done, and children saved has been done by word of mouth and the generosity and hard work of 100’s of caring people. For this I thank you on behalf of the children. Merry Early Christmas and thank you for taking the time to read this email.
Fred Makowecki
Morgan’s Dad
The Morgan Jayne Project
www.themorganjayneproject.com
403-823-8082
CHRISTMAS MIRACLES!
The past few years the Christmas party has become the event of the year for all of our families. Parents and children both count on Santa coming to the party as these will be the only presents they get. A meal is always served with enough for seconds and cake so this is the one time of their year where they can eat until they are full and then get something just for them. We also try to have a small gift for the moms. This year has been the hardest financially for all of our families just as it has for most of you. The trickledown effect has created loss of jobs, loss of donors and situations harder than anything we have previously had to deal with. I am crossing my fingers as I ask once more for another Christmas miracle as I know how hard things have been there. I want you to know though how much your helping kids affects them and their families. This is not just about some poor kids getting presents; this is about children being able to know that at least once a year something good, something childlike and wonderful will happen to them. It’s about retaining not just the spirit of Christmas but the spirit of childhood. Of 178 children in our program only eight have parents with jobs. These children will not have any Christmas without you.
Last year we had some real difficulties in shipping and customs . In a way only Drumheller can make happen, In the last 5
days we were able to raise enough to make the miracle happen for everyone on the list. This year we are suggesting one of two solutions :
1) For every child you chose you can donate twenty dollars to the Morgan Jayne Project and we will purchase them a gift In LaCeiba (on the mainland) for them. This will ensure that transportation or customs will not affect the wonderful outcome of every Chirstmas Miracle.
OR
2) You can choose your child or children and purchase a gift and drop it off at Image Crafter Signs before October 28th please consider including $10.00 for shipping.
Note from Fred: any money collected for shipping that is not needed will be used to send baby formula or medication to project.
Please note: If you would like to supply your chosen child with school supplies or clothing for the next year please add $20.00 and this will be bought locally and included with your gift. We also can provide a food hamper so the family have food for Christmas at a cost of only $25, for some families you maybe providing their only complete meal of the year.
Now, a few notes if you decide to send your own gifts: (Information needed can be obtained by calling me or messaging me.
Please don’t wrap the gifts, as customs must go through everything. If they are wrapped that takes hours of unwrapping during which the paper is destroyed and we have a hard time keeping straight whose gift is whose. You may put it in a plastic bag or in an unsealed Christmas bag, please put the child’s name clearly on the bag so we know who it belongs to.
Please don’t send:
1) Toy guns or weapons of any kind. We are trying to heavily discourage violence on this island where almost all males over 16 carry weapons,
yes that includes water pistols.
2) Loose candy. If you send candy or foodstuffs please put it in a zip lock bag or plastic container so rats and bugs and heat doesn’t melt it all over the gifts…
3) Presents that take batteries without the batteries. Many of our families can barely afford to feed their children; batteries are out of the question even though they are available here to buy.
Please feel free to send! 
1) Extra gifts for children we’ve missed as well as kids who will join the program before Christmas
2) Foodstuffs, towels, perfume or lotions etc for the moms
3) Electronic games that are used, if your child has an out-dated video game he/she no longer plays it will be welcomed by our kids here as long as it works and you can send game cartridges as well. PlayStations, Gameboys etc. are the most coveted items of all here. We save these and give them out for birthdays or special events.
4) Office supplies for our office, in particular HP printer cartridges 21, 22 and number 27
5) School supplies, knapsacks, notebooks, pencils, pens etc, black school shoes required for boys or girls or white socks
6) Christmas decorations, even if used, as long as they are still nice
Please mail them to:
Fundacion Sol, C/O Val Nelson, 10025 – 116 Way, Medley, Florida 33178
OR you can drop them off at Image Crafter Signs in Drumheller, 370 – Railway Ave. East.
We hope to get presents by October 30 for, Money by November 20th…Thanks so …
Cheques made out to “The Dawn Land Children’s Health Care Foundation”, Re: THE MORGAN JAYNE PROJECT-CHRISTMAS MIRACLE 2010….
Send Gifts and shipping fees, or cheques to:
Fred Makowecki
(The Morgan Jayne Project)
Box 2498 (370-Railway Ave East)
Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0
The children and their families that need a miracle are:
1) This little family consists of a grandmother, a very young mother and father (still in their teens) the mom works at our office as my assistant and the grandmother (also HIV+) looks after the children. As young as the dad is he has been very responsible and works as a gardener. They have gone from one child to three this year so there have been big adjustments and financial stress
Kristoff is three years old and very shy, His Mom says he talks up a blue streak when he is at home but we have never heard him talk at our office. He loves toy cars, balls and music. His brother Kurt was born this April in my house at a home delivery. (The hospital here is filthy and doesn’t even have running water for the patients.).He loves to be sung to and musical toys. He is a big healthy boy, a result of excellent care of his family. Gabriella, aged five, has joined this family as her mom could no longer care for her. She is a very serious child and very sensitive.
She is very possessive of her belongings and hides anything she has so their children can’t touch them. She is still emotionally healing and bursts into tears if anyone raises their voice at her. She likes books, paints and dolls.
2) This family has four children but it is just the children and their grandmother as the mom has abandoned them and the grandfather has died. The grandmother loves to care for them and is very proud of them, despite being ill herself.
Ramos is five years old and is outgoing and loves to play the tough boy in kindergarten .He is smart though and will be graduating to grade one in February He loves balls, trucks and motorcycles.
Darleny is also five and in kindergarten. She is very quiet and spends most of her time at home helping her grandma. She likes dolls and to braid hair
Angel (a boy) aged two, is much quieter than his brother and likes animals and building things
Michael is the newest addition at 4 months. He is a quiet, small baby that has had several colds and problems since birth.
3) Ava Isabella is our newest client at of age. Her Mom has nothing for her and has just newly discovered her HIV, Her boyfriend who transmitted it to her has left her and she needs everything for this baby as she has almost nothing
4) This family has had more than its share of grief this year as they have lost both their older boys in different ways. James was the major provider for his Mom and sisters as his Dad died a few years ago with AIDS. James was murdered by the Columbians in a horrible invasion we had here on the island at Easter. His brother Johnny was sent to jail for several years for a crime he did not commit. This has left the mom, who is quite ill, really struggling to feed her children. A granddaughter (Born after James was killed) recently was added to this family.
Evolit, 5 months is a quiet baby with huge eyes who seem to sense her presence on this earth came at a tragic time. She is our old soul. They love to dress her up.
Ashanti is nine and is very sociable, she is either outside playing active games with her friends or playing Barbie.
Lori 14 is a typical teen girl who loves clothes, music and makeup.
Katherine, aged 17 had to leave school because she is pregnant and pregnant girls are not allowed in the school. Even though she is a little old for our list we have included her as she will need baby things as her family is unable to provide them
5) Balerie Krystal age six This little girl has been doted on by her Mom and loves to do anything her Mom does, she doesn’t like school though and her stubborn nature has made for several parent teacher chats this year. She LOVES clothes and accessories.
6) This family also added a child as well as the Mom`s little sister was only 15 when she gave birth, so gave her the child. Even though the Mom is happy to have one more daughter, as a single parent she is worried about feeding them once the baby gets off the formula program.
Denia is 13 and has another tough year at school. She has dyslexia and the school system here is totally unprepared to handle that, this will be her last year as she will not graduate in November. She is a tall, very, very thin little girl who one day will be beautiful as her mother but is in that awkward stage. She is quiet and sad but loves her family and cares for the baby as a second mother. She still likes to play Barbie and likes music
Her little sister Sherani is six and does not have a learning disability and excels at school. This is a very bright child and would really do well with sponsorship to a private school if anyone out there wanted to make a permanent difference. Sherani has a lot of friends and loves to play with them with Barbies, coloring, crafts and games.
Elizabeth Jania is a year old and a very fat chubby, happy baby. She thrives in the attention of her family. She would like a ride on toy or something active.
7) Patty Age 10 is a smart little girl who loves school and learning English. She is very well mannered and has lots of friends. She loves Barbie and video games or “girl stuff”.
Her sister Dariella is 12 years old struggles in school but loves music. She lives with her grandmother on the mainland but comes back for Christmas and school holidays.
8) Venerie is 12 years old and is a quiet but happy little girl who loves to do crafts and puzzles and Hanna Montana. She loves to sing in church.She was recently baptised and wants to work for the church when she grows up. She loves to teach younger kids so here is a Sunday school teacher in the making! She loves to cook and loves to eat. Willard is ten year old and is very active and loves to fish. He loves to eat fried chicken and hamburgers or beans and rice. He carries water all day for his family and the community and washes his school clothes by himself every day. He would like a soccer ball or a video game. Their new little brother ince Sampson is a year old now and very active. He loves to eat as well. He loves fish which is good that his brother fishes! He loves being with this brother and could use a mini soccer ball or little ball or a building set with big blocks.
9) This family has had a hard time as their son had a strep infection and went into kidney failure, this is our third child from the program this year with kidney failure and the prognosis is never good. We have no transplantation here and the dialysis machines are on the mainland and are expensive. We think he will probably live a year at most. Eldon is 15 and is very quiet and sad since he got ill. He cannot be very active and would like a hand held video game he can play with in bed. He had a used gameboy but it was stolen when he was in the hospital on the mainland
Elizabeth is 12 years is happy. Loves soccer and loves to talk and go to church. She would love a soccer ball or soccer uniform
Ritza is 9 years loves to read and sing in church. She speaks English and is passionate about retaining it in her culture. She would like a toy computer to play with
Bridgette is 7 years old and plays dolls, loves to comb their hair and dress them. She would like a baby doll with some clothes or some dishes
10) Little Jenny, age five , is smart loves fried food and bananas. She is graduating from kindergarten this year. She loves to play house with her friends and loves baby dolls, or dishes or play sets. She tells me she never fights
Her brother Jackson is five months old</span> and eats well in the formula program. The Mom is extremely poor so clothing is a real necessity.
11) Sharika is five years old She loves telephones and computers and TV. She is shy and doesn’t like to share. She likes to take care of her younger sister and brother.
Doris is three years old and loves to jump, eats everything and is very active. She loves dolly’s, loves dresses and looking pretty.
Jack is how two years old now. Very active, also an eater and loves cars and building set
Max is one and a half years old and is sweet and quiet; seemingly overwhelmed in this large family but he gets his own when they bother him by biting. Whatever Jack has Max has to have so they don’t fight!
12) Eddie is 11 years old and loves remote cars and video games. He is a very sweet boy and loves make friends. He is in a private school this year thanks to two of our donors and he is doing very well.
Glendis age 9 years old and is smart and loves to cook and help out. She looks after her father who is in the last stages of AIDS. She loves dolls Barbie dolls and to comb their hair.
Theresa is five years old and is smart and loves books, She looks after her little sister who was in the baby house for a while.. She loves Baby dolls and would like one with a crib or basket.
Jenny Elizabeth is two and as cute as it gets. She loves books and food. She likes dancing and music and is very active.
13) Alex is seven years old and is has now lived for more than half of his life without parents, since his Moms death almost four years ago. He lives with his grandmother who has taken him as it’s her responsibility in the eyes of her church. He plays quietly and likes to escape outside at every opportunity. eHe wouHehhhHe is going to need a new family in the next year.
14) Jennifer is three and very outgoing. She loves to be busy and her mom thinks she would like kitchen things or something educational. Her mom is pregnant and has a good chance of having a healthy baby without HIV, due to the program.
15) Jimaya is four years old. Her mom has been very ill this year and seems to be sad most of the time. Her wish is to live long enough to see Jimaya grow up.
16) Jasmine is nine years old and is the boss of her little family. She loves to be the boss and loves to play dress up and is quite the young lady. Her brother Alexsito is six and he is typical all boy, cars, dogs, and soccer. The baby of the family, Giselle is four and very delicate. She loves dolls and books. This little family was completely separated and we have managed to get them all reunited with their Mom living in one place so they are happy to be whole again.
17) This family lived in a mud floor damp one room house a year ago but through the help of some of our donors we have paid for cement and dad has created a floor as well as some drainage canals around the house so they are dry. They struggle as both parents are often are too ill to work. Glendy, the oldest girl has quit school to take over the cooking and cares for the children as well as her parents. Glendy age 15 is tall and thin, she would would like to have makeup/toiletries and clothes. Ludi aged 12 loves soccer and eat fried chicken Christain is nine years old and also loves soccer and is very sociable, He would like cars. Kevin is four years old he likes puzzles and cars and LEGO
18) Sergio is 12 years old helps a lot supporting his family and is an honour student in 6th grade. He loves soccer and cornflakes (in that order he tells me) He is an assistant electrician but would like to be a lawyer He is tall and thin. Carla is ten years old and she is very shy and serious, she is unlike her active brothers, she plays dolls by herself a lot and takes very good care of her toys. She is also doing very well in school. She loves peanut butter and jam sandwiches and milk. She wants to be an airline stewardess when she grows up. She is chubby and short. Albert is eight years old and has some anger issues and needs to be kept active or gets in trouble. He loves soccer and wants to be an electrician when he gets older. Adolpho is six years old and is gentle, sensitive boy. He is very mechanical and would like a building toy or cars. All the boys are thin for their age.
19) Ryan 13, struggles with Fetal Alcohol Effects which makes many of his choices not the best ones. His mom died
several years ago and he has had another challenging year. He would like a soccer ball or clothes (size 16). Damien-Leon 11 is well behaved, loves school and loves cars. Roxanna ages 6 is the baby of the family and alternates between being very sweet or very bossy.
20) Samuel aged 12 lost his Mom earlier this year. This was a bit of a surprise to us as it has always been Samuel
who was sicker than his Mom. He is living with his sister and is safe but heartbroken
21) Sida Yolanie passed away in June. Last Christmas she got some special toys (including bubble wrap!) she loved,
thank you. She died in her mommy’s arms.
22) Jasmin is five years old and loves baby dolls. Norma is four years old but doesn’t like baby dolls but likes Barbies.
Jose is a year and a half and is very active and loves music Mom has been very ill and they are really struggling
23) Faviola is 12 is shy and timid and her self-esteem’s pretty low. She no longer attends school. She loves Hannah Montana. Daniella is six and in grade one and also loves Hannah Montana, Jorge is 5 and likes cars and soccer.
24) Eric aged six: Eric is a quiet shy little boy who plays by himself. He loves art and creating things.
25) Roxanna 15, Nancy age 13, Anthony 8 Gabriel 5 (boy) and Genisis(girl) 2 years. Both parents have been ill as well as the baby who did not start the formula program fast enough to prevent transmission.
26) Jeidia (girl) age 5, Olvin age 9 (boy) and Jose age 10 and Flori (girl) age 13 This family have moved homes six times
this year and are really having a rough time. The Mom has come in to our office to ask if we will take the children as they often can’t feed them. We are continuing on working to keep them together.
27) Wendi age 9, Keiley (girl 12) and Jessiel 4½ (boy) this little family work really hard to make a better life for their children.
We have been unable to get school sponsorship for Keily, who is exceptionally bright. The kids all play well together and play school and house.
28) Shantaye 5 and Shamaye 4 yrs These little girls are adorable. Their mom washes for people when she can get work,
and the girls help. They love to play pretend.
29) Baby Oneil is four years and adored by his young Mom. He is very active and destructive.
30) Jarrold (boy 9), Stacey (girl 14) Kensy (boy aged 16) and Lorenso 12,,and new baby Jaden one year These boys are into Lego and building things, Star wars and space ships. Stacey wants a new school bag and girly things. Stacey is back in school and Jaden is back with his family after a few months in the baby house…
31) Jahayra aged 4, Jasmine aged 5 and Janessa aged 11. These three little girls love playing together so any interactive
role-playing things would be good
32) Cristian (boy aged 4) and Teresa (girl aged 11) These two, quiet, sweet children love books, and interesting things. Teresa likes small things with animals or people to play with.
33) Louisa aged 5 is our little toughie, so outspoken and rough and yet loves animals and carefully cares for the little Pet Shop animals someone sent her. She is an orphan so she has made two moves this year. These little plastic animals seem to provide her stability.
34) Bryan 11, Ramón 13 and Jon Jon 15. These three boys love to build, to role-play; they play star wars, Pokemon and every other thing they see on TV. Active and bright they need healthy stimulation.
35) Michelle age 4, Alexito age 6, Gladis , age 9 and Ingrid age 11. This family lives up in the hills with both parents who work hard. All the children go to school except Michelle and they all love to play school.
36) Alejandra 10 yrs and Sulma 13 years. These are two little girls brought up by a very quiet, but strict Mom. Both girls are shy but very loving and happy .Mom is very religious and is against her children growing up too quickly so allows baby dolls but not Barbie dolls and no makeup.
37) Natalie age 8 This little girl is so sweet and a real entertainer.. Since being adopted by one of our moms last year she has really blossomed and is now showing how bright and funny she is.
38) Jenny is nine years old and got to be a princess in the parade this year because one of our wonderful donors sent some beautiful graduation dresses. This was the highlight of her life I believe as her mom is a street sweeper and they live from meal to meal. Her brother Carlos is three and was adopted from one of our families when his parents died. He is a frail child, thin and quiet.
THIRTY EIGHT FAMILIES AND NINETY EIGHT CHILDREN NEED HELP. PLEASE.
September 7, 2010
The Morgan Jayne Project continues to save the lives of babies in Roatan in our program with baby formula. A recent shipment has put us at a new level where we have supplies now for two and a half months, a luxury we have never had before. We have a total of eighty five babies on the program now and strive to supply all the infants for a year.
A major problem this past year has been the downturn in the American economy ,which has resulted in massive job layoffs here, especially in the construction industry. We have began a food supply program for those families living on less than five dollars a day income . The MJP has supplied funds for thirty five families to receive food rations on a daily basis ( forty dollars provides rice, beans and soya for a month). Prepackaged meals from “Kids Against Hunger” are distributed as our families need them.
Some amazing donors from the MJP have supplied tuition funds for seven children to go to school which is the best way to change the future of the island. Education is the way to build strong futures. We can use another twenty scholarships if other donors are willing to sponsor a child for fifty dollars a month.
The funds received from MJP also allow us to help fund mothers and infants who stay in the Morgan Jayne Infant Care Center as our guests until they can get back on their feet. The Infant Care Center has had a major change in taking in families to support and educate rather than just infants. We presently have two moms and four children living with us. This way Moms do not give up custody of their children and we support the whole family. They are not part of a facility but sharing our home..the way it should be done in families.
We are so grateful for your support, we don’t know how our families would survive without you and we know many of our babies would not have. Thousands of miles apart but one little community reaches out and helps the children and families of another….what an act of global responsibility, what an act of love. Thank you.
Fred Makowecki
Morgan’s Dad
P.S. Still looking for volunteers for the Red Eye Tournament this coming weekend.
If you have any spare time, please let me know.
Thanks you
Fred

February 19, 2010
My dear friends, Another update from the project. Thanks for taking the time to read this, please forward this to others. It is only by word of mouth that we save babies and I appreciate the help, spreading our message of hope. I could use some help for some efforts within the project. If you have time and would like more information please call me.
Thank you so much for what you all do for these children, the world is blessed by your caring.
Fred Makowecki
Morgan’s Dad
Below are recent photos from the project:

December 20, 2010
A letter for you and The Morgan Jayne Project volurs and contributors!
Imagine the best day of your life as a child. No wait, just a minute, Imagine first that you are a child in a third world country, your parents love you and try hard but often you don’t have enough to eat, you frequently are infested by parasites and if you go to school you are considered lucky. Now add to that that your Mom (and your Dad too if he’s around) have AIDS. Your neighbours, friends and family shun you and want nothing to do with you. Kids at school spit at you and even the teacher makes you sit in the corner, away form the other kids in case you “infect” them with AIDS germs you’ve brought from home. Maybe you have AIDS as well. You were born too late to get into the Morgan Jayne Program and so every day you take medication to stay alive, knowing that if you’re over two that you all ready have outlived most predictions for you here.
Ok now imagine it’s Christmas. Not a particularly happy time for a child in your circumstances, but then, once again imagine what the best day of your life would be.
It would start with you getting up and getting bathed, your Mom putting on the new outfit you that she’d gotten from Familias
Saludables the week before. She would do your hair, slick it , braid it , whatever it takes so you look your best. You go with your family to the one place n the island that every kid wants to go, the new fast food place, Wendy’s Play Park. You’ve seen this from the outside before but your parents’ could never afford to take you there, besides its not for poor kids is it? You not only get to go into it but you get to play at the playpark and they bring you hamburgers and fries and soda! If this wasn’t enough, Santa comes with a huge bag of toys for you, and you don’t have to share, your brothers and sisters get their own! You look inside and you can see that every time was picked especially for you, the clothes fit you, you got exactly want you wanted and no kid got the same things. Your heart is ready to burst. They feed you all the chocolate cake you can eat. Your Mom and Dad are so happy you see them laugh for the first time in months. Then an nice man comes and gives you a special button and tells you with this button you can ride the brand new Ferris wheel outside! What? The Ferris wheel is just opening today and everyone knows it costs a dollar and a half to ride it. No, remember this is your fantasy, you get to ride it for free… Again and again. While you’re inline that nice man hands out little toy cars and cameras to you and all the kids with a button! All the other kids, the kids whose parents have money to ride the Ferris wheel, they beg for a button, ask if they can join your club. For once in your life someone wants to be in your shoes! Then Miss Valerie comes with a whole stack of things that look like credit cards in her hands and tells you to follow her. She leads you to place in the mall you’ve never seen but you’ve seen ones like it on TV, it’s a games arcade and Ms Valerie hands you a card that’s good for any of the games there, motorcycles, bumper cars, air hockey, win a prize games, anything you want!!! You are almost delirious as you run around choosing games and trying to absorb this all . Ok it is Ms. Valerie again, taking you back to Wendy’s for more food, yaaaa. You were just getting hungry again and they are feeding you again! This makes two meals you’ve had today! Then outside where they have a big ceremony and they dedicate it to you, your family and the other families there like yours. They ask you to count backwards from ten. You don’t know why but you do it, at zero the fireworks light up the sky! Yaaa, They know all kids love fireworks! After a phenomenal display they feed you again, little taquitos, sandwiches and iced tea. Then its well past dark but a few more Ferris wheel rides, and a marching band that’s come to play!! You go home, hugging your toy bag happier than you’ve ever been before.
This is the day you helped provide for our children form the AIDS program on Saturday. Thank you, You have fed their spirits.
Merry Christmas.
 
November 30, 2010
Press release fromValerie Nelson
Director: Familias Saludables, Roatan, Honduras
December 1st marks not only our year end but World AIDS Day. This month with the release of the Truvada study, the acceptance of the Pope to wearing condoms has made world AIDS history, Here in Roatan we also have very exciting news this month.
Familias Saludables would like to announce that with the partnership of The Morgan Jayne Project (Canada) we have successfully completed the past twelve months (one year) with NO vertical mother – to-child transmissions. This means that we have met the World AIDS Councils Goal of Zero pediatric transmission. In lay persons terms it means that of all the pregnant women who entered our program in the last twelve months that NONE of their infants are now positive. Siempre Unidos, Hospital Roatan and our program have combined efforts to reduce and finally eliminate childhood AIDS in Roatan. We have gone from a 49% transmission rate nine years ago to 3% for the past few years to zero this year. We wish to thank the Morgan Jayne Project for being the primary supporter of this project, saving the babies of Roatan!

October 9, 2010
Hello, It is with great hope that I send out this email. It is the 4th Christmas Miracle that we are hoping to make a reality.This is the opportunity to change lives and give a child, for one day the ability to: forget he/she is sick and possibly dying, for one day he/she isn’t the desperately poor he/she is just a child with the hopes and dreams of all children. For one day…he/she isn’t hungry. Please help me make the miracle happen for these kids. There are hundreds of children who show up and look at what is going on so realize this list is a fraction of the children we would like to give a one day reprieve from desperation. We will add as many kids to our list as we get donations for.
Thank you for caring and please share this email with as many people as you can. We have never spent a dime of the money destined for the children on advertising. Our work done, and children saved has been done by word of mouth and the generosity and hard work of 100’s of caring people. For this I thank you on behalf of the children. Merry Early Christmas and thank you for taking the time to read this email.
Fred Makowecki
Morgan’s Dad
The Morgan Jayne Project
www.themorganjayneproject.com
403-823-8082
CHRISTMAS MIRACLES!
The past few years the Christmas party has become the event of the year for all of our families. Parents and children both count on Santa coming to the party as these will be the only presents they get. A meal is always served with enough for seconds and cake so this is the one time of their year where they can eat until they are full and then get something just for them. We also try to have a small gift for the moms. This year has been the hardest financially for all of our families just as it has for most of you. The trickledown effect has created loss of jobs, loss of donors and situations harder than anything we have previously had to deal with. I am crossing my fingers as I ask once more for another Christmas miracle as I know how hard things have been there. I want you to know though how much your helping kids affects them and their families. This is not just about some poor kids getting presents; this is about children being able to know that at least once a year something good, something childlike and wonderful will happen to them. It’s about retaining not just the spirit of Christmas but the spirit of childhood. Of 178 children in our program only eight have parents with jobs. These children will not have any Christmas without you.
Last year we had some real difficulties in shipping and customs . In a way only Drumheller can make happen, In the last 5
days we were able to raise enough to make the miracle happen for everyone on the list. This year we are suggesting one of two solutions :
1) For every child you chose you can donate twenty dollars to the Morgan Jayne Project and we will purchase them a gift In LaCeiba (on the mainland) for them. This will ensure that transportation or customs will not affect the wonderful outcome of every Chirstmas Miracle.
OR
2) You can choose your child or children and purchase a gift and drop it off at Image Crafter Signs before October 28th please consider including $10.00 for shipping.
Note from Fred: any money collected for shipping that is not needed will be used to send baby formula or medication to project.
Please note: If you would like to supply your chosen child with school supplies or clothing for the next year please add $20.00 and this will be bought locally and included with your gift. We also can provide a food hamper so the family have food for Christmas at a cost of only $25, for some families you maybe providing their only complete meal of the year.
Now, a few notes if you decide to send your own gifts: (Information needed can be obtained by calling me or messaging me.
Please don’t wrap the gifts, as customs must go through everything. If they are wrapped that takes hours of unwrapping during which the paper is destroyed and we have a hard time keeping straight whose gift is whose. You may put it in a plastic bag or in an unsealed Christmas bag, please put the child’s name clearly on the bag so we know who it belongs to.
Please don’t send:
1) Toy guns or weapons of any kind. We are trying to heavily discourage violence on this island where almost all males over 16 carry weapons,
yes that includes water pistols.
2) Loose candy. If you send candy or foodstuffs please put it in a zip lock bag or plastic container so rats and bugs and heat doesn’t melt it all over the gifts…
3) Presents that take batteries without the batteries. Many of our families can barely afford to feed their children; batteries are out of the question even though they are available here to buy.
Please feel free to send! 
1) Extra gifts for children we’ve missed as well as kids who will join the program before Christmas
2) Foodstuffs, towels, perfume or lotions etc for the moms
3) Electronic games that are used, if your child has an out-dated video game he/she no longer plays it will be welcomed by our kids here as long as it works and you can send game cartridges as well. PlayStations, Gameboys etc. are the most coveted items of all here. We save these and give them out for birthdays or special events.
4) Office supplies for our office, in particular HP printer cartridges 21, 22 and number 27
5) School supplies, knapsacks, notebooks, pencils, pens etc, black school shoes required for boys or girls or white socks
6) Christmas decorations, even if used, as long as they are still nice
Please mail them to:
Fundacion Sol, C/O Val Nelson, 10025 – 116 Way, Medley, Florida 33178
OR you can drop them off at Image Crafter Signs in Drumheller, 370 – Railway Ave. East.
We hope to get presents by October 30 for, Money by November 20th…Thanks so …
Cheques made out to “The Dawn Land Children’s Health Care Foundation”, Re: THE MORGAN JAYNE PROJECT-CHRISTMAS MIRACLE 2010….
Send Gifts and shipping fees, or cheques to:
Fred Makowecki
(The Morgan Jayne Project)
Box 2498 (370-Railway Ave East)
Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0
The children and their families that need a miracle are:
1) This little family consists of a grandmother, a very young mother and father (still in their teens) the mom works at our office as my assistant and the grandmother (also HIV+) looks after the children. As young as the dad is he has been very responsible and works as a gardener. They have gone from one child to three this year so there have been big adjustments and financial stress
Kristoff is three years old and very shy, His Mom says he talks up a blue streak when he is at home but we have never heard him talk at our office. He loves toy cars, balls and music. His brother Kurt was born this April in my house at a home delivery. (The hospital here is filthy and doesn’t even have running water for the patients.).He loves to be sung to and musical toys. He is a big healthy boy, a result of excellent care of his family. Gabriella, aged five, has joined this family as her mom could no longer care for her. She is a very serious child and very sensitive.
She is very possessive of her belongings and hides anything she has so their children can’t touch them. She is still emotionally healing and bursts into tears if anyone raises their voice at her. She likes books, paints and dolls.
2) This family has four children but it is just the children and their grandmother as the mom has abandoned them and the grandfather has died. The grandmother loves to care for them and is very proud of them, despite being ill herself.
Ramos is five years old and is outgoing and loves to play the tough boy in kindergarten .He is smart though and will be graduating to grade one in February He loves balls, trucks and motorcycles.
Darleny is also five and in kindergarten. She is very quiet and spends most of her time at home helping her grandma. She likes dolls and to braid hair
Angel (a boy) aged two, is much quieter than his brother and likes animals and building things
Michael is the newest addition at 4 months. He is a quiet, small baby that has had several colds and problems since birth.
3) Ava Isabella is our newest client at of age. Her Mom has nothing for her and has just newly discovered her HIV, Her boyfriend who transmitted it to her has left her and she needs everything for this baby as she has almost nothing
4) This family has had more than its share of grief this year as they have lost both their older boys in different ways. James was the major provider for his Mom and sisters as his Dad died a few years ago with AIDS. James was murdered by the Columbians in a horrible invasion we had here on the island at Easter. His brother Johnny was sent to jail for several years for a crime he did not commit. This has left the mom, who is quite ill, really struggling to feed her children. A granddaughter (Born after James was killed) recently was added to this family.
Evolit, 5 months is a quiet baby with huge eyes who seem to sense her presence on this earth came at a tragic time. She is our old soul. They love to dress her up.
Ashanti is nine and is very sociable, she is either outside playing active games with her friends or playing Barbie.
Lori 14 is a typical teen girl who loves clothes, music and makeup.
Katherine, aged 17 had to leave school because she is pregnant and pregnant girls are not allowed in the school. Even though she is a little old for our list we have included her as she will need baby things as her family is unable to provide them
5) Balerie Krystal age six This little girl has been doted on by her Mom and loves to do anything her Mom does, she doesn’t like school though and her stubborn nature has made for several parent teacher chats this year. She LOVES clothes and accessories.
6) This family also added a child as well as the Mom`s little sister was only 15 when she gave birth, so gave her the child. Even though the Mom is happy to have one more daughter, as a single parent she is worried about feeding them once the baby gets off the formula program.
Denia is 13 and has another tough year at school. She has dyslexia and the school system here is totally unprepared to handle that, this will be her last year as she will not graduate in November. She is a tall, very, very thin little girl who one day will be beautiful as her mother but is in that awkward stage. She is quiet and sad but loves her family and cares for the baby as a second mother. She still likes to play Barbie and likes music
Her little sister Sherani is six and does not have a learning disability and excels at school. This is a very bright child and would really do well with sponsorship to a private school if anyone out there wanted to make a permanent difference. Sherani has a lot of friends and loves to play with them with Barbies, coloring, crafts and games.
Elizabeth Jania is a year old and a very fat chubby, happy baby. She thrives in the attention of her family. She would like a ride on toy or something active.
7) Patty Age 10 is a smart little girl who loves school and learning English. She is very well mannered and has lots of friends. She loves Barbie and video games or “girl stuff”.
Her sister Dariella is 12 years old struggles in school but loves music. She lives with her grandmother on the mainland but comes back for Christmas and school holidays.
8) Venerie is 12 years old and is a quiet but happy little girl who loves to do crafts and puzzles and Hanna Montana. She loves to sing in church.She was recently baptised and wants to work for the church when she grows up. She loves to teach younger kids so here is a Sunday school teacher in the making! She loves to cook and loves to eat. Willard is ten year old and is very active and loves to fish. He loves to eat fried chicken and hamburgers or beans and rice. He carries water all day for his family and the community and washes his school clothes by himself every day. He would like a soccer ball or a video game. Their new little brother ince Sampson is a year old now and very active. He loves to eat as well. He loves fish which is good that his brother fishes! He loves being with this brother and could use a mini soccer ball or little ball or a building set with big blocks.
9) This family has had a hard time as their son had a strep infection and went into kidney failure, this is our third child from the program this year with kidney failure and the prognosis is never good. We have no transplantation here and the dialysis machines are on the mainland and are expensive. We think he will probably live a year at most. Eldon is 15 and is very quiet and sad since he got ill. He cannot be very active and would like a hand held video game he can play with in bed. He had a used gameboy but it was stolen when he was in the hospital on the mainland
Elizabeth is 12 years is happy. Loves soccer and loves to talk and go to church. She would love a soccer ball or soccer uniform
Ritza is 9 years loves to read and sing in church. She speaks English and is passionate about retaining it in her culture. She would like a toy computer to play with
Bridgette is 7 years old and plays dolls, loves to comb their hair and dress them. She would like a baby doll with some clothes or some dishes
10) Little Jenny, age five , is smart loves fried food and bananas. She is graduating from kindergarten this year. She loves to play house with her friends and loves baby dolls, or dishes or play sets. She tells me she never fights
Her brother Jackson is five months old</span> and eats well in the formula program. The Mom is extremely poor so clothing is a real necessity.
11) Sharika is five years old She loves telephones and computers and TV. She is shy and doesn’t like to share. She likes to take care of her younger sister and brother.
Doris is three years old and loves to jump, eats everything and is very active. She loves dolly’s, loves dresses and looking pretty.
Jack is how two years old now. Very active, also an eater and loves cars and building set
Max is one and a half years old and is sweet and quiet; seemingly overwhelmed in this large family but he gets his own when they bother him by biting. Whatever Jack has Max has to have so they don’t fight!
12) Eddie is 11 years old and loves remote cars and video games. He is a very sweet boy and loves make friends. He is in a private school this year thanks to two of our donors and he is doing very well.
Glendis age 9 years old and is smart and loves to cook and help out. She looks after her father who is in the last stages of AIDS. She loves dolls Barbie dolls and to comb their hair.
Theresa is five years old and is smart and loves books, She looks after her little sister who was in the baby house for a while.. She loves Baby dolls and would like one with a crib or basket.
Jenny Elizabeth is two and as cute as it gets. She loves books and food. She likes dancing and music and is very active.
13) Alex is seven years old and is has now lived for more than half of his life without parents, since his Moms death almost four years ago. He lives with his grandmother who has taken him as it’s her responsibility in the eyes of her church. He plays quietly and likes to escape outside at every opportunity. eHe wouHehhhHe is going to need a new family in the next year.
14) Jennifer is three and very outgoing. She loves to be busy and her mom thinks she would like kitchen things or something educational. Her mom is pregnant and has a good chance of having a healthy baby without HIV, due to the program.
15) Jimaya is four years old. Her mom has been very ill this year and seems to be sad most of the time. Her wish is to live long enough to see Jimaya grow up.
16) Jasmine is nine years old and is the boss of her little family. She loves to be the boss and loves to play dress up and is quite the young lady. Her brother Alexsito is six and he is typical all boy, cars, dogs, and soccer. The baby of the family, Giselle is four and very delicate. She loves dolls and books. This little family was completely separated and we have managed to get them all reunited with their Mom living in one place so they are happy to be whole again.
17) This family lived in a mud floor damp one room house a year ago but through the help of some of our donors we have paid for cement and dad has created a floor as well as some drainage canals around the house so they are dry. They struggle as both parents are often are too ill to work. Glendy, the oldest girl has quit school to take over the cooking and cares for the children as well as her parents. Glendy age 15 is tall and thin, she would would like to have makeup/toiletries and clothes. Ludi aged 12 loves soccer and eat fried chicken Christain is nine years old and also loves soccer and is very sociable, He would like cars. Kevin is four years old he likes puzzles and cars and LEGO
18) Sergio is 12 years old helps a lot supporting his family and is an honour student in 6th grade. He loves soccer and cornflakes (in that order he tells me) He is an assistant electrician but would like to be a lawyer He is tall and thin. Carla is ten years old and she is very shy and serious, she is unlike her active brothers, she plays dolls by herself a lot and takes very good care of her toys. She is also doing very well in school. She loves peanut butter and jam sandwiches and milk. She wants to be an airline stewardess when she grows up. She is chubby and short. Albert is eight years old and has some anger issues and needs to be kept active or gets in trouble. He loves soccer and wants to be an electrician when he gets older. Adolpho is six years old and is gentle, sensitive boy. He is very mechanical and would like a building toy or cars. All the boys are thin for their age.
19) Ryan 13, struggles with Fetal Alcohol Effects which makes many of his choices not the best ones. His mom died
several years ago and he has had another challenging year. He would like a soccer ball or clothes (size 16). Damien-Leon 11 is well behaved, loves school and loves cars. Roxanna ages 6 is the baby of the family and alternates between being very sweet or very bossy.
20) Samuel aged 12 lost his Mom earlier this year. This was a bit of a surprise to us as it has always been Samuel
who was sicker than his Mom. He is living with his sister and is safe but heartbroken
21) Sida Yolanie passed away in June. Last Christmas she got some special toys (including bubble wrap!) she loved,
thank you. She died in her mommy’s arms.
22) Jasmin is five years old and loves baby dolls. Norma is four years old but doesn’t like baby dolls but likes Barbies.
Jose is a year and a half and is very active and loves music Mom has been very ill and they are really struggling
23) Faviola is 12 is shy and timid and her self-esteem’s pretty low. She no longer attends school. She loves Hannah Montana. Daniella is six and in grade one and also loves Hannah Montana, Jorge is 5 and likes cars and soccer.
24) Eric aged six: Eric is a quiet shy little boy who plays by himself. He loves art and creating things.
25) Roxanna 15, Nancy age 13, Anthony 8 Gabriel 5 (boy) and Genisis(girl) 2 years. Both parents have been ill as well as the baby who did not start the formula program fast enough to prevent transmission.
26) Jeidia (girl) age 5, Olvin age 9 (boy) and Jose age 10 and Flori (girl) age 13 This family have moved homes six times
this year and are really having a rough time. The Mom has come in to our office to ask if we will take the children as they often can’t feed them. We are continuing on working to keep them together.
27) Wendi age 9, Keiley (girl 12) and Jessiel 4½ (boy) this little family work really hard to make a better life for their children.
We have been unable to get school sponsorship for Keily, who is exceptionally bright. The kids all play well together and play school and house.
28) Shantaye 5 and Shamaye 4 yrs These little girls are adorable. Their mom washes for people when she can get work,
and the girls help. They love to play pretend.
29) Baby Oneil is four years and adored by his young Mom. He is very active and destructive.
30) Jarrold (boy 9), Stacey (girl 14) Kensy (boy aged 16) and Lorenso 12,,and new baby Jaden one year These boys are into Lego and building things, Star wars and space ships. Stacey wants a new school bag and girly things. Stacey is back in school and Jaden is back with his family after a few months in the baby house…
31) Jahayra aged 4, Jasmine aged 5 and Janessa aged 11. These three little girls love playing together so any interactive
role-playing things would be good
32) Cristian (boy aged 4) and Teresa (girl aged 11) These two, quiet, sweet children love books, and interesting things. Teresa likes small things with animals or people to play with.
33) Louisa aged 5 is our little toughie, so outspoken and rough and yet loves animals and carefully cares for the little Pet Shop animals someone sent her. She is an orphan so she has made two moves this year. These little plastic animals seem to provide her stability.
34) Bryan 11, Ramón 13 and Jon Jon 15. These three boys love to build, to role-play; they play star wars, Pokemon and every other thing they see on TV. Active and bright they need healthy stimulation.
35) Michelle age 4, Alexito age 6, Gladis , age 9 and Ingrid age 11. This family lives up in the hills with both parents who work hard. All the children go to school except Michelle and they all love to play school.
36) Alejandra 10 yrs and Sulma 13 years. These are two little girls brought up by a very quiet, but strict Mom. Both girls are shy but very loving and happy .Mom is very religious and is against her children growing up too quickly so allows baby dolls but not Barbie dolls and no makeup.
37) Natalie age 8 This little girl is so sweet and a real entertainer.. Since being adopted by one of our moms last year she has really blossomed and is now showing how bright and funny she is.
38) Jenny is nine years old and got to be a princess in the parade this year because one of our wonderful donors sent some beautiful graduation dresses. This was the highlight of her life I believe as her mom is a street sweeper and they live from meal to meal. Her brother Carlos is three and was adopted from one of our families when his parents died. He is a frail child, thin and quiet.
THIRTY EIGHT FAMILIES AND NINETY EIGHT CHILDREN NEED HELP. PLEASE.
September 7, 2010
The Morgan Jayne Project continues to save the lives of babies in Roatan in our program with baby formula. A recent shipment has put us at a new level where we have supplies now for two and a half months, a luxury we have never had before. We have a total of eighty five babies on the program now and strive to supply all the infants for a year.
A major problem this past year has been the downturn in the American economy ,which has resulted in massive job layoffs here, especially in the construction industry. We have began a food supply program for those families living on less than five dollars a day income . The MJP has supplied funds for thirty five families to receive food rations on a daily basis ( forty dollars provides rice, beans and soya for a month). Prepackaged meals from “Kids Against Hunger” are distributed as our families need them.
Some amazing donors from the MJP have supplied tuition funds for seven children to go to school which is the best way to change the future of the island. Education is the way to build strong futures. We can use another twenty scholarships if other donors are willing to sponsor a child for fifty dollars a month.
The funds received from MJP also allow us to help fund mothers and infants who stay in the Morgan Jayne Infant Care Center as our guests until they can get back on their feet. The Infant Care Center has had a major change in taking in families to support and educate rather than just infants. We presently have two moms and four children living with us. This way Moms do not give up custody of their children and we support the whole family. They are not part of a facility but sharing our home..the way it should be done in families.
We are so grateful for your support, we don’t know how our families would survive without you and we know many of our babies would not have. Thousands of miles apart but one little community reaches out and helps the children and families of another….what an act of global responsibility, what an act of love. Thank you.
Fred Makowecki
Morgan’s Dad
P.S. Still looking for volunteers for the Red Eye Tournament this coming weekend.
If you have any spare time, please let me know.
Thanks you
Fred

February 19, 2010
My dear friends, Another update from the project. Thanks for taking the time to read this, please forward this to others. It is only by word of mouth that we save babies and I appreciate the help, spreading our message of hope. I could use some help for some efforts within the project. If you have time and would like more information please call me.
Thank you so much for what you all do for these children, the world is blessed by your caring.
Fred Makowecki
Morgan’s Dad

 

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