Monday, May 6, 2013

Spotlight On... Brody and Auggie!!

I want to introduce you to two very special brothers, Brody and Auggie.

Auggie (left) and Brody (right) are brothers, but they're not in the same orphanage.  Brody is 7, and Auggie is 8.  They are said to be sweet, sweet boys.  Here is more about Brody and Auggie:

Brody  born April 2006
Auggie  born March 2005
Rough mental delay, partial atrophy of eye nerves, cerebral palsy, episyndrome
From someone who met Brody in 2011 and Auggie in 2012:
Brody and Auggie are sweet little boys who appear to have some sort of genetic disorder that causes developmental delays and self-harming behaviors. They are not aggressive towards others, only towards themselves, and these behaviors can be halted temporarily by picking either boy up and spinning him around. Brody is able to walk, and can drink from a cup without help. He is not quite able to feed himself, but is willing to try. Auggie was in a laying room for over a year, but after only 3 months of physical therapy is now sitting independently and working on learning to stand. Both boys have wonderful, heart stealing smiles. Brody appears to be in his own world much of the time, and loves things that crinkle or light up, and things shaped like sticks, as well as hands, gloves, feet and socks. He shows numerous signs of autism, which may or may not be environmental. Auggie loves things that crinkle or light up, slinkies, music, and tv. He is more interactive than Brody, and appears to lift his arms up to indicate he would like to be held. This is the only form of communication I observed from either of the boys. The boys are currently living in separate orphanages. I pray a family will reunite these brothers together in one family, where they can receive all the love and attention they need to meet their full potential!
We hope a family will consider adopting them TOGETHER.More pictures available.
These boys kill me. I see my precious 6 yo in Auggie's smile.  I see such joy in Brody's, and I don't want that joy to go away.  And it would, hidden behind walls in a mental institution.

I want to tell you so much more about Brody and Auggie.  But, in my search for information on them, I found this blog, this incredible blog, called Taking God's Love to the Ends of the Earth.  And she's met Brody.  And, oh, my word, her descriptions just make my heart ache, and my words seem insufficient.  So, I'll leave you with her posts about Brody and Auggie:

Brody:  Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, and Here

Auggie:  Here and Here.

Brody and Auggie have a grant, but it's not nearly what they need to be fully funded.  Their grant is at $1,150.  I want to see them on the highest level of the Moving Mountains page.  Can we get them there?

Please, pray for Brody and Auggie, for the family I know God has planned for them.  For their grant, and for their caregivers.  Today, don't let Brody and Auggie be a second from your thoughts.

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