Update: *Max has been adopted!
Update 2015: *Max attends mainstream private school and has moved into a smaller foster home with a foster mother and brothers.
Today’s featured cutie-patootie is *Max! *Max is an adorable 2-year-old who came to SCH with a scary heart condition that made his skin have a blue tinge. Today, there is no sign of blue – thanks to the fact that *Max recently received heart surgery! He has grown so much in just a year. *Max and *Evan (who has also been adopted!) are best friends. Word on the blog is that these two are the resident trouble-makers.
*Max is a very smart, ‘cognitively normal’ little boy who now walks, runs, and loves to play, not to mention listen to music! He’ll go to mainstream private school when he’s old enough to do so. He has the most mischievous little-boy smile I think I’ve ever seen.
According to volunteer Tressa, however, as rambunctious as *Max is, he can fall asleep in a matter of minutes! Once he starts grabbing at his ears it’s all over for him and he goes right into la-la land for the night or his nap. So cute. This boy is so strong, smart, happy and beautiful.
Will you consider sponsoring *Max? From his blog post:
“Sponsoring *Max will provide him with clean drinking water, nutritious food, the love of all the caretakers who are with him 24/7, as well as all medicines and supplements!”
Sponsoring *Max helps him thrive!
From his sponsorship page:
Birth Date: November 2009?
Date to SCH: September 2011
Education: I was born with several congenital heart anomalies. Following surgery in 2010, I am now able to walk, run and play. We plan to enroll Max into school as soon as he is old enough.
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 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!
PD: the SCH logo – black text reads ‘sch’; red text below reads ‘sarah’s covenant homes’; heart-shaped flowers bloom from the name.