Hi, I’m Minnie and I recently turned 5 years old! I love to play music and especially love to sing with my friends. I have been diagnosed as being an HIV carrier. I came into the orphanage in 2011 when I was 2 years old. When I came into care, I was behind my friends developmentally. Since I have been living with my foster family, I have been learning and growing. I am still a little small for my age, but I can take care of my own needs. I take my medication daily and I seldom get sick anymore. My favorite things to do are sing and dance. Sometimes I have been a little b it shy but I warm up once I get to know strangers. I love going to school and I recently won 1st place in an event in my school!
Hi, I’m Kolby and I am 3 years old. I love to blow kisses and wave good-bye to my caregivers!! I have hydrocephalus but my caregivers say that I am doing well developmentally. I am able to say words, follow commands, and respond to questions when asked. I also have a deformed femur that has caused me not to be able to stand or walk around. When I was younger I had a minor heart condition, ASD, but I had surgery for this and I am doing really great! I am super friendly and my caregivers love to make me laugh. I always have the attention of my caregivers, and I love to play with my toys.
Hi, my name is Allie, and I’m 3 years old. My legs don’t seem to work as well as they should, and I need help from my caregivers to walk around. But, I am able to stand up all on my own and walk around my crib if I’m holding on to the railing! I’m a little behind my friends and I still need help eating. I am able to say a few words and I love to babble! I am super happy all the team, and I love watching the other kids at the orphanage play. I also love pretty clothes! When my caregivers accidentally put me in pants I can’t help but sit sadly in the corner. But, as soon as they realize their mistake and put me in a pretty skirt I am all smiles and giggles! My favorite toy is anything that makes noise, and my favorite part of the day is when my caregivers take me outside to play!
Hi, my name is Sydney, and I’m 2 years old. I have something that called epilepsy which causes me to have seizures about every 15 days. When I had a CT scan done it looked like I might have hydrocephalus, and I am not able to walk but I do babble! But this doesn’t keep me from smiling all the time! I really like getting to spend time with my caregivers, but right now what I really want is a family all to myself!
Hi, my name is Romeo, and I’m 2 years old. The doctors tell me I have postoperative lumbosacral meningomyelocele, hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation, left limb deformity with paralysis, and Neurogenic Cystitis. I healed really well after my surgery and I am able to crawl, sit, and can stand while holding on to something for support all on my own! I am a super happy boy and when my caregivers put on music I like to wave my hands and feet. I really like listening to music, playing with toys, and giving my caregivers happy smiles. I am able to imitate speech, and I can follow the instructions my caregivers give me!