Boy: 2014

Current diagnoses: Arnold-Chiari Malformation. Internal hydrocephalus. Spina bifida aperta. Bottom paraplegia. Neurogenic bladder. Recurrent urinary tract infections. Iron deficiency anemia.

Listed: Feb 2018

In the attached short video Myrtie demonstrates the following abilities: He carries out conversations that are on target for his age, he adequately asks questions, answers questions, demonstrates his likes, dislikes and gives warnings (‘Don’t touch my car!’), learns very fast (he learned ‘left’ and ‘right’ for 20 min.), is full of a little cute man’s personality and is very bright.

Personality, developmental and abilities: Child’s fine motor skills are on target. He transfers toys from one hand to another and plays with them according to their purpose. Palmar grip with opposing thumb are developed. He fits in simple shapes and has top pincher grip, also. Myrtie’s attention is stable in group and individual activities, as well as in long interactions with an adult. He can reproduce information and knows his routine. Myrtie is an emotionally healthy child with more than basic knowledge. He is sensitive and emotional and expresses different feelings adequately to stimuli. He’s happy when praised and makes different social hand gestures like ‘Hello’ and ‘Bye’. The child recognizes a “stranger” from a familiar person who takes care of him. He also expresses gratitude and has a mostly positive personality and emotional tone. He has no signs of aggression or auto-aggression. The child can combine the words in complete simple sentences. He knows the other children and the staff by their names and can call them. The child can answer adults’ questions and could be convinced with words. He also makes attempts to ask simple questions. Myrtie carries out verbal instructions and complies with orders for consecutive actions. Myrtie has just begun forming opinions of his own and by himself. He is very playful and enjoys all kinds of toys. He can even throw and catch them back with his entire palm. His favorites are toys that make sounds. The child likes tales for animals and books. He already makes attempts to self-feed. Myrtie has very good appetite and enjoys healthy and calm sleep.

*** Myrtie has received a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.