Update 2018: *Justin recently moved into Victory Home, where boys closer to his age live. He needs $330/month to be fully sponsored. Sign up here!
Update 2017: *Justin still lives in a family-style foster home, Courage Home Teal, in Hyderabad, where he recently gained 4 new foster brothers when some of the other homes merged! He loves to be in the center of the action. According to his sponsorship page, *Justin loves being wherever there are people. Anytime someone comes to the door, you can hear him shout ‘hello’ from across the house. *Justin attends [an] on-site school and has a personal tutor.
Update 2015: *Justin has received a custom wheelchair to help him to be more mobile. He has moved into a foster home, Courage Home Teal.
Day five of SCH’s 105 in 105 sponsorship campaign is here. Today’s child is *Justin!
*Justin has Cerebral Palsy and epilepsy, and has also survived a stroke in his short life! *Justin is such a good-looking guy. He’s since recovered from his stroke, is re-learning to speak and sit up. How strong!
And what a fighter *Justin is – and he has such a beautiful, bright smile too! If *Justin had been left to languish in a government orphanage, he would not be at the point he is today.
Are you one of *Justin’s sponsors? To learn more about sponsorship, use the references on this page.
From his sponsorship page:
Birth Date: March 2000
Date to SCH: February 2009
Other Details About Me: I have cerebral palsy [and] epilepsy. I survived a stroke in 2009 that left me paralyzed on my right side and unable to speak or sit on my own. I am now able to sit up on my own, am verbal, and have a joyful smile.
See previous posts for ideas of what else you can do to help SCH reach its goal of specialized foster homes for all the children and young adults in their care! Make a general donation, send gifts of supplies through Amazon, volunteer on the ground in India, advocate for the children through blogging or social media. Think of them, pray for them – whatever you are comfortable with. Whatever you can afford, you are helping to make huge changes in a child’s life.
Spread the word, sponsor a child!
Update on previously featured children so far:
*Lily, *Aloe (adopted!), and *Cedar are fully sponsored.
An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! SCH relies on donations to keep running. Donation opportunities include child sponsors at any cost per month, from as low as $10/month. Sponsorship usually costs between $300 and $500 per child, depending on complexity of needs and which city they live in (Ongole or Hyderabad).
You can sponsor any child who needs additional funding at SCH by using the resources found here. Use these resources to get involved in other ways, such as becoming an advocate or volunteering. You can also become a medical sponsor (ideal for large groups or organizations who wish to support SCH) and donate toward monthly emergency medical expenses; or an educational sponsor and donate toward a specific on-site school. Learn about other ways to give charitably to SCH here, and check back often for additional opportunities.
*A note about names: SCH uses online nicknames for the children in order to protect their identity, per Indian governmental guidelines which state that children in care may not have identifying photos of them on the internet, as well as no identifying information such as birth name, place of origin, etc.
You can also send gifts via Amazon India, make a one-time, general donation, pray if that is your calling, or volunteer at home or in India yourself by using these resources!