105 in 105, day 38: *Asher!

PD: A girl stands against a white wall, wearing a traditional Indian sari that is hot pink, blue, & gold w/ paisley accents & sparkly glitter. Her hands are at her sides, wearing blue bangles.

Update 2019:

*Asher is fully sponsored!

To sponsor a child who may still need support, refer to the resources at the end of this post.

From his sponsorship page:

*Asher is a giggly, loveable little guy who loves to be danced with, swung, and bounced.

He is one of the boys who live at SCH’s newest home, Truth Home, in Ongole.

Original post:

I know this is late; but it’s never too late to sponsor a child! Meet today’s adorable child of the day, *Asher!

*Asher came to SCH last year (in 2011), and has come so far since then. He is three years old, and sooo cute! He is not yet crawling or walking, but he does get around rather well by rolling and scooting! That’s determination, right?

*Asher was born with ichthyosis, a skin disorder that makes his skin cracked and dry, and he also has epilepsy, controlled with medicine. He was also discovered to be blind. He has the CUTEST grin! He loves hugs, kisses, and being tickled, just like every other child. He is completely blind.

He’s absolutely gorgeous and has the absolute BEST giggle.

Come see what love can do at SCH.

From his sponsorship page:

Name: Asher

Age: 3

Birth Date: April 2009

Date to SCH: September 2011

Other Details About Me: I have a genetic disorder called Ichthyosis, which results in dramatically dry and cracked skin, and am on medicines to control seizure episodes. I am also blind.

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 $25/month. Sponsorship usually costs between $300 and $500 per child, depending on complexity of needs and in which city they live (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. You can 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.

*A note about names: SCH uses online nicknames for the children in order to protect their identity, per Indian government 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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PD: the SCH logo – black text reads ‘sch’; red text below reads ‘sarah’s covenant homes’; heart-shaped flowers bloom from the name.

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