Fan Scene Friend, Judith, Sponsors a Child from Rising Star Outreach

We are very excited to hear that our friend Judith decided to sponsor a child from one of David Archuleta’s charity causes, Rising Star Outreach, after seeing a video about RSO here on Fan Scene! I asked Judith for her permission to post a little information about the child that she sponsors and she politely agreed. Rising Star’s works are primarily aimed at families affected by leprosy, or Hansen’s Disease in India. I spent an hour on the phone with RSO President Becky Douglas and let me tell you, she is an AMAZING woman with a heart of gold, and boy can she tell you some stories that would absolutely break your heart. If you’re interested in sponsoring a child from RSO please visit their website at Thank you, Judith, for supporting Rising Star Outreach and for sharing Kanmani’s story with us!

Subject: RE: Kanmani Devan
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 10:13:15 -0500

Dearest Judith,

Thank you so much for your sponsorship. We appreciate all of the help from wonderful people as yourself. We were very excited to get your letter and thought it just fine to show it to Kanmari Devan and also show him your picture. He was very happy! Kanmari is 6 years old as of May 3, 2008. He is so loving and fun. He does like to explore everything around the property and buildings! We love having him here. I gave your letter to his house mother and she has read it to him and explained it in Tamil. They talked about it and he explained what he wanted you to her what he wanted you to know. I am typing that response below.

Dear Sponsor,

On behalf of your child I write to you. Kanmani is a UKG (kindergarten) student. He is very happy to have your photo and letter. I explained the contents and he enjoyed it very much. Here at Rising Star Kanmani plays with the 5 puppies during his play time. I thank you for your kind help towards Kanmani’s education and well being.

With love… Vellamal and Kanmani


“Kanmani Devan is sweet, but a little clumsy. Maybe it is because he is trying to run faster than his feet can actually carry him. But he loves playing outside, especially in the playhouse that the kids have.  He is probably cooking up some tasty rice for him and all his friends since he can’t seem to get enough of the stuff. Spiderman is his hero and he loves to play with dogs so that they won’t get lonely. He loves to play and have fun, but if you look a little closer, you will see a very sensitive little boy.”



~ by archuletafanscene on November 24, 2008.

4 Responses to “Fan Scene Friend, Judith, Sponsors a Child from Rising Star Outreach”

  1. This is great!! Congratulations Judith! you are doing a great thing. That little boy looks very happy, thanks to you; and thanks to the Archuletas for letting us know about this great cause.

  2. You’ve done a beautiful thing Judith…congratulations!

  3. It’s this wonderful Archuleta Fan Scene site that mede this all possible. I would have never known about RisingStar Outreach without the story and video links they provided. When you hang out with “David people” amazing things happen!!

    Thanks so much Todd and Orlando! 🙂

  4. Way to go Judith — you are my hero.

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