Update 2018: *Aaron lives at Courage Home Teal. Here is what *Aaron’s sponsorship page says about him:
With his warm, welcoming smile, *Aaron will be the first to greet you at the front door. His kind heart and sense of humor makes everyone want to be his friend. He attends a fantastic special education school. He has Cerebral Palsy and is non-verbal, but has no trouble making his point known. *Aaron has made great strides since he came to SCH, and is in the process of learning to walk. He, like most boys in the world, enjoys watching things be repaired, and is always willing to lend a hand!
*Aaron is such a special guy! As you can see in the excerpt above, he is learning to walk, supported by AFOs (ankle-foot orthotics)! If we’re talking rules, *Aaron is definitely the warden! He is all about rules, rules rules, and when he sees them being broken, he takes action, going to find the correct person to tell about the injustice! He needs $110/month to reach full sponsorship. Sign up here.
Update 2015: *Aaron is fully sponsored, and has moved into a foster home with foster mom Kourtney and foster brothers. He attends a private school for children with special needs, where he is thriving.
Today’s featured child is *Aaron! I don’t know much about *Aaron, but boy, is he a cutie! He’s an 8 year old boy who has cerebral palsy
and an intellectual disability and the cutest giggle/smile ever!
He’s described as always ready to greet anyone who visits him at SCH. He also enjoys taking walks in his wheelchair and playing a keep-away hand-slapping game. *Aaron can stand wearing leg braces. He was also featured in the video “The Walk” by Kody Zenger from [a previous] fundraising event (‘share 11’).
From *Aaron’s sponsorship page:
Birth Date: December 2003
Date to SCH: December 2009
Other Details About Me: I have cerebral palsy
. I have an endearing personality and a gentle smile.
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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.
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