We thought it only logical to have our first blog post about one inspiring family that helped us start on our journey to help Ethiopia smile - Team Alexander. I met the Alexanders briefly in Hermosa Beach, California in August 2008 during an Ethiopian adoptive family event.
Hosted by this amazing family - Drew, Carey & Zoe (who are spearheading the Wheelchair part of our trip and traveling with us to Ethiopia)!
At that point, the Alexanders had four wonderful biological children and were anxiously awaiting their trip to Ethiopian to pick up their new baby, Abe. Since then, both Abe, a beautiful little boy with a smile as bright as you could ever imagine, and Eyasu, their newest son with a sparkle in his eye and the sweetest face, have joined Team Alexander.
Their trips to Ethiopia to pick up their sons have changed their lives as well as those of SO many families around them. They have raised over $400,000 to transform the village where Eyasu spent the first months of his life, and started the Ethiopia Smile mission trips to bring dental care to Ethiopia.
In their words....