Helping Orphans Worldwide founded the Starfish Program in April of 2010 to provide comprehensive care to children in need. Since then, hundreds of children have benefited from life saving surgeries, routine clinical care, wound care, nutritional support and educational services.
Starfish members typically face a long road to recovery; on average care lasts approximately one year but can extend to as much as three years. During this time, HOW is responsible for any nutritional needs, medical and educational services. HOW cares for the little Starfish until they are strong and healthy.
THE STARFISH STORY
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, "What are you doing?"
The youth replied, "Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out.
If I don't throw them back, they'll die."
"Son," the man said, "don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can't make a difference!"
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf.
Then, smiling at the man, he said... "I made a difference for that one." - by Loren Eisley