06 January 2008


what is the world coming to?


One of our favorite charity organizations has been targeted by a malicious hacker who has destroyed their website in one foul swoop! Who would do this? We love this charity, in fact we donate to Piper's SWI nutrition fund through them, and also donate to their medical fund for children who need lifesaving surgery. Recently, one of the founders won the right to run with the Olympic torch at the 2008 Oly*mpic games along with eight children from different SWI's through a contest in a Chinese newspaper. I cannot help but wonder if this attack stems from that or a more recent fundraising contest for non-profits on a popular website where people can host their profiles. Where ever this attack originated, it is disturbing, hatred of such a wonderful charity is unfathomable, but as our faith in the generosity and loving side of people is proven over and over, we struggle to understand the depth of vulgarity and hate that must motivate someone like this. Makes me want to take this blog private. The intention of this charity is to help those left behind in orphanages and seriously ill children?? Why on earth would someone do something so purely evil?
this is a photo taken of P back in January 2006...it sums it up perfectly!

10 comments:

Carrie&Aaron said...

so sweet-little P! that is so wrong for someone to destroy their web site- I can't understand why people are so hateful!

Ladyblog said...

I totally agree. It is terrible. I sponsor a little boy with the same SN as our daughter. I cannot believe someone would do that...

Barbie said...

I hadn't heard about this. It is so disturbing!

tiffany said...

I agree that it is suspicious that it happened during the giving contest and LWB was ahead. I hope they still manage to "win" the top prize. I would love to see 50K go to the kiddos in China who need it.

OH MY #6 said...

terrible!

Lea

Tamara said...

I got an email on this yesterday. Who on Earth hacks charity websites? I get why some crook does a commercial site (credit cards #s) or why Microsoft is a target, but a charity to help orphans its kinda up there with mugging grandmas, isn't it?

redmaryjanes said...

That breaks my heart. LWB is simply beautiful.

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

So sad that some people do things like this. I just love the sweet picture of P. She is such a little cutie even with tears. She looks like a model.

Hugs,
Jonni

Chris & Deb said...

I received the e-mail from LWB yesterday too! How awful!

maia said...

Is that Piper? Ohmygoodness, I need to paint that one. That's priceless. What an eloquent picture.