Boy, born 2010
Diagnosis: congenital cataract of both eyes and congenital glaucoma Cytomegaloviral Infection that was passed to him from his birth mother
Kristopher has had 2 eye surgeries already and needs surgery for both cataracts. He’s been seen by an opthamologist 10 times since arriving at the orphanage when he was 4 months old.
UPDATE April 2012: Kristopher is doing very well. In the new videos of him, he is tracking objects, playing with toys and saying “mama”! He does have cataracts and would benefit from lens replacement surgery. The orphanage is currently seeking funds to have this done ASAP so that his development is not hindered by his vision problems.
UPDATE Jan 2014: Kristopher currently lives in a family style group home with several other children. He’s receiving therapy daily.
UPDATE March 2017: Kristopher is living with a foster family now. He is able to stand up if he has support like being propped on up. He can crawl to preferred toys, and will walk if you hold his hands. He eats a blended diet, and likes to play in water. He responds to his caregivers by smiling and reaching to be held, and prefers his familiar adults to strangers.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.