Update 2018: *Thomas still needs $270/month to become fully sponsored! Sponsor here.
Here is what Cassie had to say about Thomas:
*Thomas doesn’t show much emotion due to his CP. I remember I had to bring him to my apartment because he had a chest infection. We had to give him special treatment. I remember one night lying next time him on the bed and he looked at me and started to smile and laugh. It was one of those “breakthrough” moments that I will never forget. I remember seeing how happy he was and it made it all worth the hard work and the long hours we had gone through to get him better!
From his sponsorship page:
Birth Date: February 2004
Date to SCH: March 2008
Other Details About Me: I am blind. I have Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, and an Intellectual Disability. I didn’t smile at all for the first two years I was at SCH, but gave my first beautiful smile in 2010 after someone prayed for me.
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An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! SCH relies on donations to keep running. Donation opportunities include monthly 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!