Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday - Heath


Heath has been listed on Reece's Rainbow for years now.   He really needs a family!  Fortunately Leah  just held a big fundraiser for him, so now he has some money in his grant fund.  Total costs in his country (to the best of my knowledge) are around $25-$28,000, so the the $3500 he has is a good start. 

Boy, Born April 8, 2001
Heath is a sweet little boy who desperately needs a family.    
Heath is a ten year old boy with Down Syndrome. He is tiny in stature. His feet hardly reach the edge of his shared wheelchair. Because of his age, he has already been transferred from the stimulating environment of his baby house to a dull and underfunded mental institute for boys ages 6-18. He is no longer the youngest boy in his group, but he is certainly among the smallest.
Heath is not a recent transfer. He has lived in the stifling boredom of institution life for a long time. He has lost the vivacity of life at the baby houses. In his three years at the institute, he has been given nothing of his own. He has not seen a book or a toy. He has never been gathered into anyone's loving arms. He is a very lonely little fellow in desperate need of love and comfort.
We have few other details on Heath. He has been seen in a wheelchair, so he may not be able to walk. We don’t know if or how well he talks, or any other details on his medical condition. We do know that he is a cute, chubby-cheeked, dirty and neglected lonely little lost boy who needs a mother more than almost anyone else in the world.
If you would like to learn more about Heath from a family who met him at his present institute, please follow these links:
$3519.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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