Girl, born April 2009
Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Restless nature. (02/24/11) The girl is calm. Cognitive interest in practically does not show. Self-sits, stands with support lying rotated in all directions, not creeps. Independently takes the toy in both hands, unstable interest. Understanding of simple everyday instructions available. Emotional reaction only after prolonged stimulation. Spontaneously utters certain vowel sounds. Does not self feed.
Update from a family who met her, March 2012:
I was there to visit another child, so after quickly greeting her, I turned away to interact with the other child instead. Holly would have none of that! She doesn’t walk yet, but she scoots quickly, and made her way directly to me and into my lap. She giggled a lot and interacted with me the entire time I held her. She stole my heart with her outgoing personality.
The caregivers told me that she had health issues for the first few years of her life and she is only now becoming healthy. She is very tiny for her age. She is in an orphanage that provides for the children but I feel really needs a family soon so that she can start receiving interventions and therapies so that she may grow into a healthy little girl.
Holly’s grant of $3525.51 was gifted to Ruthie.
***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***