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    Weʼve raised $1,000 to fund the Jonathan Center's speech, occupational and music therapy hours during the month of November.

    Tirana, Tirana County, Albania
    Funded on Monday, 5th February 2018

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    Hi! It's not too late to raise some money for the development of children with Down Syndrome in Albania. These children need our help to raise awareness, acceptance and support in society. I will be running the Tirana Half Marathon on the 15th of October in support of the Jonathan Center Albania.

    I personally know and have been part of the great work that is done daily at the Center supporting children and young adults with Down Syndrome. They have become so dear to my heart and that is why I am dedicating this race to their development.

    The Jonathan Center aims to support the development of children with Down Syndrome by offering support to their families in achieving the best for their children. They also aim to raise awareness among Albanians and advocate for the rights of persons with Down Syndrome, so that society opens the doors for full inclusion of persons with Down Syndrome.

    The Jonathan Center was founded in 2008 by relatives and friends of Jonathan’s family (who are a part of our church in Tirana). Jonathan is 13 years old today. While he and over 60 kids with Down Syndrome have received support in the past years, there is still so much to be done in terms of expanding the services to children and young adults with Down Syndrome and their families so that they might grow toward independent living. Parents need help in assisting their children to grow and learn through intervention therapies provided by the Jonathan Center. They need guidance in advocating for their child in a society that shuns them.

    Their aim is to continue early intervention and increase support with life skills courses and reach out to more children and families across the country. The Jonathan Center relies almost entirely on voluntary donations to generate their income. They need our help to raise much needed funds for their programs.

    Let's discover the colors of life behind the extra chromosome!

    Thank you for your generosity!

    Ned

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    • Ned Spiecker2 years ago
      Ned Spiecker

      Ned Spiecker

      2 years ago
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      Për ju që keni dhënë për të mbështetur Qëndrën Xhonatan, shpreh mirënjohjen time të thellë! Zoti të bekoftë!

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    • Ned Spiecker2 years ago
      Ned Spiecker

      Ned Spiecker

      2 years ago

      Thanks for all your support and good wishes! It was a beautiful day for a run and I had a great crew at the Jonathan Center cheering me on. We did three loops around the city and the itinerary took us right by the center, so I had a lot of encouragement. As of today we've raised 61% of the goal. Everyone is so excited.

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    • Ned Spiecker2 years ago
      Ned Spiecker

      Ned Spiecker

      2 years ago

      I'm ready for the run on Sunday (though the weather is forecast to be a little too nice and warm!). We're almost half way there to reach our goal for the Jonathan Center. Last night I was there and met a bunch of the kids and parents. They were so excited and thankful. I am too. Thank you so much for your support. It means so much! Ned

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    Supporters

    27

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 2, 2017

      $25.00

    • Irma Ttbmlj

      Irma Ttbmlj

      Oct 25, 2017

      Nje pune fantastike nder vite nga Qendra Xhonatan. Nje bekim i madhe per keto femije <3

      $20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 16, 2017

      Hope it was a great time and run!

    • Grace Chan

      Grace Chan

      Oct 15, 2017

      Way to go, Ned!I miss Albania. Thank you for all the work you do for her (the country) and for Him.

      $50.00

    • John Paddon

      John Paddon

      Oct 15, 2017

      Good on ya Neddie!

      $25.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 15, 2017

      Have a great run. Thanks for the opportunity to support a local ministry here in Tirana.

      $40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 14, 2017

      As a mother of a child with Down Syndrome, I understand how important what Jonathan Center is doing is, especially here! Thank you for supporting them!

      $50.00

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    Ned Spiecker

    Ned Spiecker

    Tirana, Tirana County, Albania

    Husband of Jorid and father of Nathan, Marcus and Lydia. Follower of Jesus, runner and supporter of The Jonathan Center in Tirana!

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