Update 2018: *Victoria lives at a foster home called Joy Home Yellow, with 2 foster sisters who are blind and 5 who are sighted. She attends Anjali School for the Blind part-time, and can read both Braille and print using the very little amount of residual vision she has in one eye. For this purpose, she wears glasses. She’s an ace at navigating her surroundings and rarely uses a guide cane. She can often be found leading others around the home! *Victoria is fully sponsored at this time.
However, the following foster sisters still need additional sponsorship funds:
*Gemma (needs $50/month more)
*Honor (needs $100/month more)
*Paxton (needs $235/month more)
*Stephanie (needs $215/month more – *Steph is one of my personal sponsor kids who is also blind)
*Tricia ($275/month more)
*Jeanette (who is also blind) and *Violet are fully sponsored!
The following girls who live at the other foster home at Joy Home, Joy Pink, are:
*Esther (needs $155/month more)
*Lucy (needs $190/month more)
*Anna, *Bethany, *Eloise, *Livy, *Heidi, and *Rosie are fully sponsored!
It’s not her turn for 105 in 105 yet, but *Victoria is special to me. I don’t know why, but I’m drawn to her spunky personality and perseverance – and I’ve never even met her! You can read updates about *Victoria by using the categories on my blog, or search for her name in the tags.
She is a beautiful 8-year-old girl who is mostly blind (she has a little residual vision in one eye) and attends Devnar School for the Blind with some of her foster sisters! Victoria sometimes wears a prosthetic eye (she has single-sided anophthalmia – missing one eye, and ‘orbital and hemifacial right microsomia’ – see here for more information); she was beautiful before it, and she’s beautiful now with it!
A prosthetic eye may not seem like much to someone who doesn’t need it, but it can make a world of difference for children in India who need one. Having a prosthetic eye where one is missing not only helps *Victoria ‘fit in’ in a society that requires it, it also helps to make sure her face grows proportionally as she does (having an eye in the socket helps to keep the face growing evenly), not to mention it’s a confidence boost for her to be perceived as ‘normal’ in her society.
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