Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lovely Linda

We first saw this photo in 2005 when our friend Helen came across this little girl with major special needs, lying in an orphanage cot, banging her head against the side until it bled. At that time it was not usual for children with such needs to be placed with foster families. Helen worked hard to find a suitable foster family through Grace and Hope for Children. We worked hard to find a sponsor thro Hope4China who would be able to make the committment to pay for long term foster care plus extra to meet the child's special needs. This all came together and very soon, this little girl was taken out of the orpahange and placed with a wonderful foster mama.

Here are some  quote from some of her first reports.......

Foster mother also said Linda had almost got rid of her bad habit (bended knees and rocked) except in the morning when she woke up and foster mother didn’t pick her up at once.

Foster mother said one time she took Linda to take a bus. Linda reached out her hands to hold the handrail. How amazing! I didn’t know it’s consciously or unconsciously, Linda always had big brilliant smile when I called her name or just looked at her. Foster mother said Linda had been a happy girl since they had her.

We first met in 2005 at Nanning SWI where Hope4China had a party for all the children we sponsored there. She was so content and relaxed with her foster mama!

Meeting her sponsor, all the way from the Isle of Skye 2009

                                                         What wonderful connections!!!!!!

                                      And now, with our new Hope for Special Children

                                           you can see that she is quite simply THRIVING!

Helen's great vision of how these precious children's lives could be improved, along with such faithful support from individual sponsors....and now from a Sunday School to a Rotary Club, continued support to enable Helen to continue this work...all just amazes me......

Here is a quote from her latest reports.........

Little Linda can crawl on hands and knees very well now. Every day, foster mother give her two to three times training at home. She can do 30 abdominal crunch? And kneeling last for 20 seconds. Holding onto furniture, she switch from sitting to kneeling, and switch from one leg to the other. She can reach the goals we make for her in a short time.

Little Linda makes fast progress. We made some goals for her in three monthes but she meets it only taking a week

Her progress is testament to the need for both Foster care and special Therapy for our special children in China

                                                     June 1st is Children's Day in China.

This weekend is a wonderful oppurtunity to have fun and take part to raise funds for and awareness of how much can be done to change a little life.
Thanks to all who are taking part in whatever way
Together we are changing the world :-)


The Straight's said...

WOW what a wonderful transformation in the life of this little one! Thank you for helping make a difference, one child at a time :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, Linda. You wouldn't know that was the same child. Amazing what the right interventions (plus a big dose of love from her foster mum) cam make. Helen is doing a fab job out there. Thanks for sharing these special photos and Linda's story with us.
Marion xxx

shirley said...

what a change to one little girl's life.Even if only one little child gets a better start to life.....The work you are doing is great.God bless you all and enjoy the celebrations.