Boy, Born June 2003
Diagnosis: cerebral palsy, epileptic syndrome, significant mental delays. Unable to walk, spastic/tight muscles. Evan is blessed to still be at the baby house (as of March 2010), but once he is transferred, he will spend the rest of his short life bedridden. Please consider being a loving family for Evan!
From a missionary who visited with him in March 2012: Evan is also in the boys new house where just 9 children are. He was gentle, lovey, cuddly and just so sweet. He is severely delayed but a gentle delight to be around and he loved stacking blocks with me. He was picked on quite a bit by the others who I saw hitting him. Felt so desperate for him.
From a family who met him in summer 2012:
One of the boys I worry most about is Evan. He appears to have cerebral palsy. He is stiff and a bit distorted. He does not have the luxury of PT and OT to help him function better. He sits hour after hour in a wheel chair. He will not be one that is given a job on the grounds like the others. As he gets older and bigger he will be moved to a bed and left there. He will be put in a diaper and left in bed – fed there and left – the diaper changed once or twice a day. He will no longer be taken outside he will just be left to lay there.
As I pushed our son’s wheelchair back to the house I waved at Evan. His eyes came to life – he was noticed. Later when I returned he waved and smiled. After that I made it a point to include Evan as much as possible. I would push his wheelchair to where the group was. If we were playing with balloons I would make sure he had one. He soon learned to pop the balloon. He thought it was hysterical. It also got him attention – everyone would look.
Of all the kids there I think he has the most room for improvement. With a family that will stretch him and help him I think he has a ton of potential! He is speech delayed also but again has so much potential.