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ChildFund Sponsor Re-Unities with ‘Heart Son’ on Facebook

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Contact: Ellie Whinnery, 804-756-8987

Richmond, Va. –Feb. 9, 2010
– Rose Fasciocco reunited with her “son” thanks to Facebook.

Omeja Moses, a young boy from Uganda, came into Fasciocco’s life in 1996 after she saw a late night TV ad on child sponsorship for ChildFund, formerly named Christian Children’s Fund. She immediately decided to sponsor a child.

Rose and Omeja grew close through letters, photos and drawings shared between them for 10 years. She encouraged Omeja, whom she calls “son of my heart” to mind his mother and do well in school. “I told him to take what he learned and teach someone else and he would be rewarded.”

Rose lost touch with Omeja after he graduated from the program in 2005. She immediately sponsored another child from Uganda named Fiona, whom she still sponsors today.

A successful realtor in Springfield, Pa, Fasciocco started her own Facebook page to stay connected with her family, friends and people she knew through her business.

Recently she received a great surprise when a message came through, “Hey Mum, remember me? It’s Omeja.”

Rose started screaming and crying. The two picked up where they left off and are messaging all the time.

Rose celebrates her 45th birthday this month. Rather than receiving presents, she is asking her friends to make a donation to her cause, ChildFund International.


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ChildFund International, formerly named Christian Children’s Fund, is a global child development and protection agency, helping the world's deprived, excluded and vulnerable children survive and thrive in order to reach their full potential. Serving children since 1938, ChildFund International works in 31 countries and helps more than 15.2 million children and  family members worldwide, regardless of race, creed or origin. ChildFund International is a member of the ChildFund Alliance. It has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator