Roman grew up in an orphanage and was often teased by other children because of her weight, brought on by a thyroid problem. Roman has said her weight also prevented her from being adopted. Now that painful past fuels her passion to help children through Compassion International.
“Compassion International is changing lives every day, putting hope, joy and grace into many, many lives,” Roman says. “The children are getting love, food, school, hope, bible teaching, and above all, Compassion, in a world that is harsh and hard and in need of love.”
ABOUT COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL
Compassion International is the world’s largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1.2 million children in 26 of the world’s poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works through local churches to holistically address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children – enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Compassion has been awarded ten consecutive, four-star ratings by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator.