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Let’s Do Something Amazing!

Desire to Inspire is a kindness campaign intended to change the way people live and treat others, through global outreach, special events and personal leadership forums.


Before I left for Ghana, friends and family jokingly told me not to adopt a child. I took their advice and did not adopt a child. I adopted thirty-nine. They are in my heart forever, and I will stay in their lives for as long as they will have me. One of those beautiful children is a little boy named Desmond.

I met seven-year-old Desmond when I first arrived at the orphanage in Kasoa. Not only did he not speak English, he did not speak at all. We clicked immediately. We would seek each other out on the school grounds, play games, or just sit and “hang out” for hours. He was a beautiful shining light and he had me hooked.

One day I noticed that one of his feet looked different than the other and brought it to the attention of Nana, our onsite coordinator. Nana had one of the You At Heart Foundation volunteers look at the foot and they determined it was Tetanus. In most first world countries, Tetanus is a rare and treatable disease; however, in places such as Ghana, it takes the lives of thousands of people each year. Luckily, we caught it early enough and, along with the help of You At Heart, got him the medical attention he needed.

I am pleased to say that a few weeks after his medical treatment began, Desmond could wear a shoe for the first time in a long time. He now plays soccer/football with the other children and is no longer in pain. He has also begun speaking again.  We changed a life; there is nothing greater that we can accomplish than that.

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. – Helen Keller

$2 feeds a child for a day

$5 buys a mosquito net

$10 a year provides health insurance for a child in Ghana

$20 pays a month’s salary for a teacher in Kenya

$25 buys a mattress

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We Believe In

Living life as if everything is a miracle.

Creating and evolution- no one person can do it alone. A problem shared is half solved.

Building bridges- working with one another in service to transcend anything that may divide us- no tribe, no religion, no boundaries.

The ripple effect of kindness- contrasting the Bystander effect and showing that it really only takes one person to start the ripple.

“Paying it forward”, so that our efforts with one single person can reach many more.

The power of inspiration and perseverance.

Sharing personal stories of hope and change.

Following your passion to make the biggest impact during this beautiful gift of a life we have been given.

Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self.  And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connection to others.

Harriet Lerner

Somewhere inside all of us is the  power to change the world.

Roald Dahl

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

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Spreading Love Across the Globe

Our very own Dawn Witte has partnered with You At Heart Foundation and Teach for Growth to bring basic necessities and educational opportunities, together with love and inspiration, to the children of Ghana.


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