105 in 105, day 92: *Elodie!

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 2018:

*Elodie needs $180/month more to be fully sponsored. Sign up to sponsor her here.

She recently transitioned into Anchor Home Navy alongside 3 other girls from Faith Home, after Anchor experienced multiple adoptions!

From her sponsorship page:

Content and gentle-spirited are the first words that come to mind when thinking about *Elodie. This sweet girl is known for her sweet smile and soft hums when she is happy. She enjoys sitting on her bean bag and listening to music. *Elodie loves having people sit with her and reading to her. She attends our on-site school, where she participates in many activities throughout the day. When the colorful scarves are pulled out of the box for music time, she beams with delight, as this is her favorite activity.

Update 2017:

*Elodie now lives at Faith Home! She uses a custom wheelchair to get around. Today, she is a much more active child, and her old description at the bottom of this page is becoming pretty obsolete (except in the matter of kissy noises – she still covets those!). She has a huge, sweet grin and loves to have her hair braided.

Original post:

Today’s the day to introduce you to sweet *Elodie!

*Elodie is a relatively-recent addition to SCH, arriving with the group of children who came just one year ago (2012). She has come so far in her development! You see, *Elodie has microcephaly, cerebral palsy, and a seizure disorder, and when she first arrived, she was skeletal from malnutrition and neglect. She has become so healthy and chubby!

She looks her age now, instead of years younger. *Elodie is usually pretty quiet and not-very-interactive, but she looooves it when you make loud, kissy noises at her, and she’ll give you the hugest smile if you oblige her! So cute. *Elodie loves to snuggle and be held, but recently, her sleeping schedule has been reversed – and she’s been sleeping during the day,  and then awake all night long! However, *Elodie is not a demanding child at all, though she’d love to be held all day, if possible. ^_^

*Elodie needs sponsorship to ensure she has the very best care possible.

It ensures that she receives the proper and necessary medical care, including medication for her seizures and physiotherapy to prevent her joints from becoming stiff due to her cerebral palsy, and also fulfills general medical visits.

Sponsorship provides nutritious foods and supplements, plus clean water. It pays for *Elodie’s ayah, nurses, and other caregivers. It gives *Elodie a sense of peace that she will be taken care of, no matter what the circumstances, and tells her she is loved around the world.

From her sponsorship page:

Name: Elodie

Age: 4

Birth Date: January 2008

Date to SCH: September 2011

Other Details About Me: I have microcephaly, cerebral palsy, and a seizure disorder. I’m not typically very responsive or active, but I smile really big when someone makes loud, smacking kissy sounds at me.

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 monthly 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. 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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