Glow: “Sponsored”, tells heartfelt stories that speak to the positive impact of sponsorship and highlights expected and unexpected ways the experience has enriched the lives of everyone involved, including my own. Sponsorship is much more than a beautiful way to make a difference. It also teaches us that our differences aren’t that great. The more I work with different people in different countries all over the world, I realize just how similar we really are. We all need the same stuff––nourishing food to eat, a safe place to live, education, health, and the ability to pursue our unique strengths and talents. And it was this simple discovery that caused me to expand my sponsorship to more and more countries.
Over the past 16 years, I’ve had the joy of sponsoring over 40 children around the world through PlanUSA. “Sponsored” profiles the wonderful stories that transpire from the sponsorship opportunity, told from the perspective of formerly sponsored adults, and highlights the transformational difference sponsors made in their lives. To give a deeper context to the stories, I have also profiled the staff at PlanUSA and the role they play. PlanUSA also works against sex trafficking and for the betterment of girls’ rights around the world. A subtext of the narrative includes some of these stories about the countries and customs of the sponsored children.