Girl, born September 2011
Down syndrome, rickets
Lucina came into care when she was 2 years old. She is doing very well! Lucina has Down syndrome with good motor skills. She is able to imitate words, but her speech is not very clear. Lucina had rickets, and they have improved her diet to help this. Lucina loves to slide, and is very serious about riding the rocking horse. She is a favorite of the other kids in the orphanage, and she loves them all, too. Lucina needs to be able to let her hair grow…a rocking horse…hugs…but most of all, she needs a family!
Update: Lucina’s motor skills are good and her speech is coming along. She can scribble with crayons and wash her face. She sings along with her teacher. Lucina is toilet trained (using her country’s traditional toilet) but wears a diaper at night just in case. Lucina loves to play with the other kids and loves for her teacher to give her hugs!
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant! Through 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***