Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spotlight On... Colin!!

Today, I'd love to introduce you to Colin!

Even though he's 10 years old, I just wanna take those cheeks and pinch!!  From Colin's Reece's Rainbow Page:

Boy, Born December 16, 2002
Colin has the most striking blue eyes!  He was born with CP and is not able to walk on his own yet.   His upper body seems to be fine, but his legs are affected by the spasticity.  Colin has tremendous potential for improvement with therapy and a loving family.  He is medically healthy outside of his CP.
From his medical records: microcephaly, CP, spastic tetraplegia
As with all children living in these difficult conditions,  this child’s cognitive development has regressed significantly since he/she was younger.  It is of crucial importance that any family considering the adoption of an older child from the mental institution setting be well prepared for what to expect with regards to how the neglect and lack of adequate medical care and nourishment has affected this child.    These children all have TREMENDOUS potential for improvement, and deserve to have a life outside these four walls.
These children are truly living on borrowed time, and families should be home study approved before an official commitment can be made for this child.

Colin's issues look scary, but not nearly unmanageable.  I know there's a family out there, just waiting and willing to love Colin.

Now, there is a problem:  Colin has a tiny grant.  Only $50.  That's completely and totally unacceptable.  I've said it before, I'll say it again:  MONEY SHOULD NEVER STAND IN THE WAY OF ADOPTION!!  And I won't let it stand in the way of this one!!

Will you pray today about donating to Colin's grant?  No child should be overlooked.  No child should have a lack of funds stand in the way of going home.  Will you share him and his need?  Will you cover him in prayer today?  Now you know about Colin, what will you do?

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