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May 16th, 2007
Joshua is nearly 4 years old and has been in our care for nearly 3 years! Joshua has cerebral palsy. He can be very interactive and can comprehend what is being said to him. But he cannot sit, hold his head up, or roll over unassisted. He also has seizures that are being controlled with medication. He loves when people sing songs with him. Joshua is a very happy and loving boy. He is always full of smiles.
The following another blurb about him.
We have had the privilege of caring for Joshua at COTP for nearly 3 years. He is the oldest child in our care and has been with us longer than any other child. Joshua was abandoned at a nearby hospital when he was 1. Josh has cerebral palsy and requires special care and attention. He has limited control over his movement and needs support when sitting.
For 3 years, our nannies and staff have cared for Joshua, fed him and bathed him. Ask any person who has cared for Joshua though and they will say that they are the one who was blessed.
When you are with Josh, it is clear that God’s love resides in Joshua. Joshua can’t talk, but he loves to smile and interact with anyone who will talk to him. Joshua cannot sing like most of us, but each day during nanny prayer and singing Joshua joins in with a big smile.
Our deep desire is for Joshua to join his forever family through adoption. We have had difficulty finding that family, but we know that God has a plan for Joshua. We also know that where ever he goes, Joshua will be a blessing as his loved ones bless and care for him.
December 1st, 2007
Pierre is 3 years old and has been with us for almost 2.5 years. Pierre has cerebral palsy and sickle cell anemia. His sickle cell anemia is being closely monitored and he receives medication for this. He also has a history of seizures. He responds with smiles and movements when being spoken to or held. Pierre seems to really enjoy time spent in the swimming pool. He cannot sit, hold his head, or roll over unassisted.
March 19th, 2009
Nikensly has hydrocephalus. In January of 2010 a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt was placed to drain the fluid that would otherwise collect in his brain. Nikensly also has a history of seizures and is receiving anti-seizure medication. He is currently experiencing excellent health and is gaining weight steadily. He does not sit unassisted due to the weight of his head. When laying flat he can roll himself from side to side. Nikensly is also a very happy little boy. He makes himself laugh by waving his own arms and legs in the air.
Ezekiel is an absolute sweetheart who loves attention. He has the cutest little dimples and a beautiful smile that absolutely melts your heart when you see it. He loves to be tickled and his face just lights up when you play with him. He is very interactive and loves to be held, talked to, and played with. He rarely cries and is always in a good mood. Ezekiel has very little control of his muscles and can’t hold his head up. His arms and legs aren’t as tight and stiff as other special needs children I have worked with. He loves to watch the other children play. He is very good at making eye contact and often stares into your eyes! He loves the sound of the camera and smiles each time it flashes. Ezekiel very much loves to be outside and to watch the branches and leaves move in the wind. He is such a blessing to be around and has changed many peoples lives who have had the opportunity to met him.