03/30/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

We Are All the Same, Nothing to Fear: A Report From China


Where to start from my trip to China? Orphanages, learnings from the meeting of a huge global company meeting, walking the streets in a not-so-strange city... Let's start with the kids.

Special Needs, Special Kids

We visited two orphanages. You can see orphanage one in the video at the bottom of this post. But it's orphanage two I'd like to focus on -- a child care center for mentally disabled children, under-funded compared to its fancy counterpart across town (and in Shanghai, across town is at least an hour drive or more). My friend Tim Shriver has lead the Special Olympics and spoken to me for years about both the need for and the joy volunteers get from working with these kids.

See the rest of this article and my thoughts on Shanghai on my blog!