Leonardo’s Smile: Support for Vietnamese Orphanages

Supporting children who can no longer live with their parents to have access to safe and loving homes. In loving memory of Leonardo Vu Massa.

“Leonardo is a great smiler. His smile can brighten up even the darkest moments in our life.”

There are few personal losses in life more devastating and traumatic than the death of a child. Children are the next generation. They are the future. It is unnatural and cruel that children should leave this world before their parents.

This is what happened to a Vietnamese friend Vu Lan Huong (Pinky) and her husband Enrico Massa in Singapore, whose seven-month-old son, Leo, passed away on 16 October 2020. Here’s what they wrote on a website they created in his memory:

After the sudden passing of our beloved son Leonardo at the age of 7 months on October 16, 2020, we found ourselves searching for purpose and meaning in life. We then decided to turn this tragedy into a legacy

First, we have set up Leonardo’s Smile Fund using all the cash donations at Leonardo’s memorial as well as via online transfer to support SOS Children’s Villages Vietnam. This orphanage provides loving homes for children who can no longer live with their parents. We are also committed to making long-term contributions to the fund. Our donation could provide a safe and loving home to stay, offer an opportunity to go to school, and create a better future for underprivileged children.

All donations in Leo’s memory are used to support children in SOS Children’s Villages in Hanoi and Phu Tho province. Please consider making a donation.

Shalom (שלום), MAA

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