Update 2018: *Rebekah needs just $20/month to be fully sponsored. Sponsor her here!
Update 2015: *Rebekah now lives in a foster home with girls her age who also attend school.
It’s day 6, and today’s featured child in SCH’s sponsorship campaign is *Rebekah! Spunky *Rebekah has what is called Apert Syndrome, just like *Prakash, who lives at Victory Home, which caused the bones in her skull to fuse too early. She was born with all her fingers and all her toes fused together, and has had them surgically separated; she also underwent surgery on her skull to allow her brain more room to grow.
In addition to the Apert, she also has monoplegia, which means she lives with paralysis or weakness of one limb. *Rebekah is spunky, sassy, and very bright! She attends a mainstream private school. *Rebekah loves looking at herself in mirrors!
Are you one of *Rebekah’s sponsors?
From her sponsorship page:
Birth Date: December 2006
Date to SCH: March 2008
Other Details About Me: I have Apert Syndrome. I have a mischievous, silly personality and I attend school.
*Justin is still waiting for sponsors, while *Aloe (adopted!), *Lily, and *Cedar are fully sponsored!
Love is a beautiful thing. Spread the word, sponsor a child.
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!