Boy, born April 2011
Internal hydrocephaly (operated); HIV
Brain affection of unspecified ethiology; Mixed specific disorders of psychological development; Cardiomyopathy; Iron-defficiency anemia; Other specified congenital disorders of skin development; Chorioretinal inflamations unspecified
The boy is active, he is trying to stand up, can move around in walkers, reaches for toys. I adore his skeptical expression!
Update Jan 2013: The child has made huge progress in development as you can see from updated pictures. He is very active and has good potential but he will continue to develop and will reach his potential only if he is raised in a family and gets proper medical care. Orphanage doctors say his right side starts to atrophy slowly (his face starts to distort and one leg gets shorter). He was examined by local neurosurgeons and they say it is possible to correct everything but the orphanage has no possibility to provide for his rehabilitation. The child is very much loved by everyone in the orphanage and they beg us to find a family for Gannon because this is his only chance to get medical care that he so much needs. Please consider adopting Gannon. He needs you now to help him get better.
$50.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!