This young man has a deep mental delay, and cerebral palsy.
Listed: November 11, 2011
From a family who met him in 2011:
Sweet Francis needs a family. He does not currently sit up, but I think he probably could if he were given an opportunity to be out of his chair and get stronger. Overall, Francis seems to be physically healthy, aside from his CP. I suspect his cerebral palsy affects his upper and lower body. He is very tight. More concerning is his emotional well being. Francis does not get much mental stimulation or interaction, outside of his immediate basic needs. The caregivers are kind and do love him, but are unsure what to do with him. He gets good basic care. He is fed and is clean. He is not left in a crib. He sits in his orange chair all day long. I tried to talk to Francis and touch him. He is very uncomfortable with touch, but he has the sweetest blue eyes and I know that the right family could draw this little boy out of his shell. Please someone, take a chance on Francis. He will thrive with the proper care and stimulation.