Orphans with Arthrogryposis

There are kids with Arthrogryposis all over the world who wait for a family to call their own. Every child should have a Mama and Papa to love them. Sadly many kids will never know the love of a family as they will live out their shortened lives in institutions. The children posted here are from Reecesrainbow.com If you can't adopt, you can donate to their grants on reecesrainbow.com Don't leave them to die in institutions.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Two Little Ones Available Through Holt International

There are two little kids with arthrogryposis available through Holt International.

The first is a little two-year old girl with what looks to me like amyoplasia, the most common form of arthrogryposis. She's affected in all four of her limbs. Apparently her family was not able to care for her and she was left in hospital care for over a year. Now she's a bit delayed in language, but can catch up once in a family environment. Her legs are in a good position for walking since they have the straight-leg contractures instead of the bent-leg contractures. She is said to be always smiling and always in a good mood. Click here to see two pictures and a short bio. (Child believed to be in Thailand. Unconfirmed.)

The second is a little five-year old boy with arthrogryposis affecting just his lower extremities (hips, legs and feet). The good news is that he received Ponseti casting for his club feet which is the best method. His first surgery was when he was six months old (probably the tendon release following casting?), and according to his bio he's had several surgeries. He is very advanced in his self-care including feeding himself, changing his clothes and going potty. Plus he is even walking a bit! Click here to see his bio. (Child in China.)

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