Michael from Chenzhou
Being a twelve-year old boy on the shared list of children waiting for adoption is not easy. These boys are often overlooked as potential adoptive parents are looking for children who are younger. Michael is the oldest boy in our programs waiting to be chosen by a family, and we wanted to feature him again today to let everyone know this wonderful boy is still waiting!
Michael is a twelve-year old student in our Education program in Chenzhou, Hunan. As you can see from these photos, he has a sunken right eye. What you can’t see is that he also he is a considerate boy with a big heart!
Michael is very polite and always ready to help others. This open boy greets anyone he meets: friends or strangers. Michael enjoys helping the nannies taking care of younger children and doing some cleaning.
Michael loves to learn and is very active in class. Based on some exam results, last fall he was awarded the “Star of Learning” award. What a wonderful achievement for a boy with his challenges! He also likes to show his talent in front of people, dancing, singing and reciting poems. Doesn’t he have a lovely, clear voice?
This story exemplifies the kind of strength Michael has. He has hemiplegia and sometimes has seizures at school, which he manages independently. When he feels this coming on, he first tells the nannies and then goes to a corner to endure the pain by himself. And when everything is over, he tells the nanny that he is fine. We would love to imagine Michael having parents one day who would stay by his side if a seizure comes on. Or better yet, parents who could perhaps help him find a way to reduce his seizures through therapy and medication so that Michael does not feel he has to go into a corner alone to endure them.
Due to unfortunate circumstances, it is likely that Michael will no longer be able to attend school as he had been this past year.
We believe that every child deserves a family and the chance for an education, and we hope that one day soon we will hear that Michael has been chosen by a family of his very own!
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