Update 2018: *Eleanor loves to sit and play with colorful toys that make noise. Eleanor is our little bookworm. She watches her teacher intently during storytelling.
Update 2017: *Eleanor lives at Faith Home Purple, along side Jodi and 6 other foster sisters! It was discovered that *Eleanor has osteomalacia in addition to her cerebral palsy (follow the link to learn more about the disorder). *Eleanor is fully sponsored! To sponsor a child who still needs help, use the resources at the bottom of this post!
Update 2015: *Eleanor has learned to sit up unassisted.
Today’s featured child of the day is *Eleanor!
Beautiful *Eleanor is just two years old, and arrived at SCH last September (2011)! She has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is not sitting up yet. She is so young! She has just not been given the chance to thrive – until now. *Eleanor is noted as having great neck control and loving to hold her feet lifted in the air! She has a cute little uncontrollable cowlick in her hair too, so adorable.
*Eleanor is a true treasure who was wasting away in a government orphanage – now, she is a happy little girl who is growing and progressing every day! When she arrived at SCH from the government orphanage, she looked totally different! She has made great progress.
Sponsorship can ensure that she continues to thrive, make strides in her development, receive and give love, grow, and prove all her ‘labels’ as nothing more than inaccurate misnomers.
From her sponsorship page:
Birth Date: June 2009
Date to SCH: September 2011
Other Details About Me: I have Cerebral Palsy, and Intellectual Disability. I am a sweet, quiet little girl. I cannot sit up by myself yet.
SCH continues to move mountains through YOUR sponsorship!
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!