KANSAS CITY, Mo. - We followed a woman named Amber as she brought birthday presents and cards to a little girl she's never met. She won't meet her today, but she knows the presents will do some good.
"My kids made some cards for her. I have a card from my grandma. I have a backpack, a Raggedy Ann doll and a koala bear," Amber said.
Amber's gifts are for the little girl known only as L.P., found weeks ago locked in a closet and severely underfed. The 10-year-old weighed just a little over 30 pounds and was found wearing toddler sized clothes.
"My heart breaks for her, but it celebrates for her because she had a voice and said 'I'm here, I'm ready to come out! Come and get me, I'm here!' So for me, that just says she is such a strong surviving spirit," Amber said. "Whatever she has been through, she has made it this long and she can make it and she will.
In just one day, more than $1,000 had been donated online, and a dozen cards came in the mail.
To make a donation to L.P., the ten year old girl found locked in a closet, you can make an online donation through PayPal here on LINC's website.
Or you can mail cards, donations and care packages to LINC offices:
3100 Broadway, Suite 1100
Kansas City, MO 64111
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