Robert was born very prematurely in May 2010. He has been diagnosed with intrauterine chronic acute hypoxia, severe asphyxia, and retinopathy of prematurity.
Robert is an active child who likes to play with noisy and musical toys. He can walk, but due to his impaired vision needs to hold on to a stable support or someone’s hand. Robert is friendly and interactive, but can be stubborn and is protective of his favorite toys. He eats very well and likes being first when the meals are served.
Robert needs a patient and loving family that can provide the resources he requires to develop further.
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From a family who met Robert in May 2014: Even though Robert has impaired vision, it is clear that he sees something as he navigates himself through the room and seeks physical contact with others. Robert can walk with stable support and cruises along walls and furniture on his own. He was very affectionate with my husband and clearly enjoyed the attention. Robert was also able to play interactively with our son when receiving some guidance. The two boys had so much fun riding the seesaw together.
Update June 2016: Robert understands most of what is said to him and follows directions. He tries to repeat words and interacts with other children. Robert walks independently, feeds himself with a spoon, and uses the bathroom with reminders. He likes listening to music.
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