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.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Our focus for October: Shawn!

Meet Shawn!
Shawn is just a well-adjusted, amazing little boy who is highly functional and mobile! He has all-limb Hall's contractures (arthrogryposis multiplex congenita). He is receiving an education, has a foster family inside the orphanage giving him much needed one-on-one time and he is social and outgoing. Because we can't say it better we're just going to quote the family who has met him outright:
"Shawn just turned 5 this summer and his special need is post-operative congenital Arthrogryposis.   He is a very sweet and very capable little boy who can walk, sit, raise his arm to grab a toy above his head and bend over to pick things up.  I also observed him reaching over to pull on a little friends ear!!!  I honestly didn't think I would have a favorite when I went to China but this little guy stole my heart within minutes...so much so that I asked to see him again before I left on our last day...  If I could've smuggled one child home with me...well it would've been him!

Shawn lives with a foster family in an apartment within the orphanage.  He is receiving his education through Half The Sky's Little Sister program and is described as an optimistic and active child.  He likes to listen to stories read by the teacher and has good language skills.  He understands instructions quickly and expresses his thoughts well.  Sometimes he thinks and explores difficult questions as if he is a "little teacher."  Shawn performs well in class, shares well and likes to play games with other children.  "He likes to play with the bowling ball and electronic piano.  He enjoys coloring and likes to dance with the help of the teacher. He is kind and will comfort others when they are sad."

Go here to find a video of Shawn!
Please email JCandRebecca@Yahoo.com for more info!

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