I-D - Miracle Merchants: "Greetings From Grave: 'We Are All Doing Well'" - Hugh Dellios and Lisa Anderson - Chicago Tribune

I-D - Miracle Merchants: "Greetings From Grave: 'We Are All Doing Well'" - Hugh Dellios and Lisa Anderson - Chicago Tribune

by: Hugh Dellios, Lisa Anderson | publication date: March 15, 1998 | Publication: The Chicago Tribune |

"Years after a boy's death, an American family still received messages from Abdoul Kone, the child whom they had sponsored. Their case shows how donors can be betrayed by the sponsorship system.
As they had been in previous years, Clover and John Dixon were delighted to receive a 1996 New Year's greeting from this West African village.
For nearly six years, a boy from Mali named Abdoul Kone had occupied a special place in their Bellingham, Wash., family, his photograph posted on the refrigerator door and his letters handled with loving care. . ."

Thank you letters were being sent from sponsored children years after they had passed away.