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David Matthew…or Jackie Chan?

Just like Jackie Chan, David Matthew looks ready to take on the world! He’s making his first appearance on LWB Community, and we’re so excited to tell you about this fantastic seven-year-old. David Matthew is a student at our Believe In Me Changde School, and his teachers have nothing but praise for him.

David Matthew’s special need is listed as congenital cataracts, two eyeball tremors, and amblyopia, or “lazy eye.”  As a result, he cannot see very well in dim light.   He can tell light and shadow but has to approach the blackboard in order to see what is written on it.   Even in unfamiliar settings he is able to get around without assistance and can take care of himself well enough to meet his daily needs. He sees well outside, but it takes him a little more effort to read inside.  These conditions do not affect David Matthew’s ability to learn, and he reads and writes very well. In fact, in quarterly reports submitted by his teachers, they frequently mention how bright and conscientious he is. Here are a few excerpts:

*  David Matthew gets along well with his classmates. And he is very smart! You would be surprised to find that his homework could be finished perfectly every time.  His best subjects are math and reading. He is a nice boy who always smiles at you.

*  David Matthew finishes his homework in good quality. Every day after school, he helps another student carry his walker upstairs. At school, he gets along well with the other kids. He knows what sharing means.

*  David Matthew is a very smart boy who loves reading. Now he is a great assistant in the classroom. He is a very kind kid and he always wants to protect his friends. He writes beautiful characters.

Besides being a very smart boy who can do everything as well as most other kids, we want to also emphasize what a kind-hearted kid David Matthew is. He is always looking to do a favor for his friends and classmates. One day, David Matthew’s teachers asked him whether he wanted a family. He nodded his head and shyly said, “Yes, I would love a mom very much.” But later, as he watched his friend Rocky, a boy who has club feet, he said, “If I would find a family, I could feel so happy! But who could take care of my best friend for me after my leaving?” David Matthew is a positive child who hardly ever loses his temper, for he knows what’s right and what should be done. He tries to be kind to everyone around him.

David Matthew is a terrific kid who is loved by everyone around him! We’re looking forward to the day when he’ll have a mom and a dad who love him just as much. We feel sure he’ll karate-chop his way into their hearts, too!

Love Without Boundaries proudly advocates for adoption but is not an adoption agency. We invite you to contact [email protected] with questions about a child we have featured and encourage you to contact your local adoption agency for more information about China’s Waiting Child Program.

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