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.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Our focus for June: Oliver (Oscar)

Over the last couple of weeks there has been a small sharing campaign to find little Oliver a family. New Day Foster Home put up a video of Oliver that we could share. CCAI (Chinese Children Adoption International) had Oliver listed as "limb differences" but many AMC families noticed that it was arthrogryposis right away. (We're so smart. ;))
He looks to have classic amyoplasia, the most common type of AMC, affecting all four limbs. The contraption they have him in seems to be a supination splint since his shoulders are a bit inverted. (Just a guess.) I see contractures in his knees, wrists, elbows and clubfeet. I also see stretches and serial casting in his future. Based on the number of kids we know with amyoplasia we can tell you he'll be mobile, functional, ambulatory and do well in school. That's a prediction we'll put money on!
Last month Oliver was picked up by Reece's Rainbow and given the code name Oscar. And then last week Oscar got a family!
Oscar is on the My Family Found Me page!
So we are waiting to find out who the family is and what their needs are.
I love when a kid gets a family, and it's even more exciting to happen so fast!
If his family sets up an FSP through Reece's Rainbow (meaning they need to fundraise) we'll be sure to help. Right now we have no way to help and just want to celebrate with them! If you were looking to give a donation to an AMCer this month, please still consider the Blackmon family. They are in country right now picking up their two children (one is an AMCer) and are still a bit short. Go here to help them! Their need is much more urgent.

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