Synopses & Reviews
In 1992, Jeff and Kristi Leelands infant son, Michael, needed a bone marrow transplant. It cost $200,000 they didnt have. Thats when Dameon, the most picked-on kid in the junior high where Jeff taught, emptied his bank account and handed Jeff twelve $5 bills to help save Michaels life. Other students rallied behind Dameons $60 donation of hope--and a community rallied behind them. In less than four weeks, they raised over $227,000 for Michaels life-saving transplant.
Sometimes its the small who are mighty and the young who are wise.…
Kids will do heroic things when they have heroic things to do. Out of the Leelands experience came Sparrow Clubs USA, an organization of kids helping kids in medical need. Each child helped by Sparrow Clubs faces a battle for life, and yet each of these sparrows lives with a vibrant courage.
Taking you into the communities that became sanctuaries of love for families in need, A Thousand Small Sparrows will revive your hope in the Father heart of a God who cares. This is a book about the power of compassion that can change the world-one sparrow at a time.
One hundred percent of the authors proceeds from this book will benefit Sparrow Clubs USA
Inspiring True Stories About Kids Helping Kids in Crisis What is a sparrow but a small, valueless life in the world's eyes, yet one that is precious in God's sight? At Sparrow Clubs USA, sparrows are children in medical crisis who are adopted by local schools. While each child faces a battle, often for their very lives, we find these little heroes to be alive, thriving, and living each moment with incredible courage and strength. Sometimes it's the small who are mighty and the young who are wise. Their heartwarming stories will revive your hope in God and the power of reaching out by also taking you to the heart of the communities that became sanctuaries of hope and love. It's the life-changing power of compassion, enough to change the world...one sparrow at a time.
Where have kindness and compassion gone from today's society? Find them active and changing lives in these true, heartwarming stories about communities rallying together for kids in various medical crises.
About the Author
Jeff Leeland is a popular speaker and founder of the national youth-based charity Sparrow Clubs USA. His first book, One Small Sparrow, won the 1996 Christopher Award for “literary works that affirm the highest values of the human spirit.” Jeff and his wife and their five children live in Redmond, Oregon. Marcus Brotherton is a newspaper editor and freelance writer in Vancouver, Washington, and he holds a masters degree in practical theology from Talbot Seminary.