Update: Unfortunately, *David passed away in 2017 due to neurological and gastrointestinal complications.
Today is *David’s day! He’s very handsome. *David is 12 and has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and an intellectual disability that does NOT impair him from getting to where he wants to be. As *Elodie (featured yesterday – needs $100/month in additional sponsorship funds – sponsor here) does, *David also has his day and night mixed up right now.
Volunteer Cassie describes a time when it was very hot, and *David wanted to be as close to the cool floor as possible:
Just like *Elodie, *David also has his days and nights mixed up. He sleeps during the day and then sits up and night and claps his hands. Too funny! One really hot day, he was laying on the floor and his ayah moved him back up to his bed and next thing we know he’s managed to crawl off the bed and right back onto the floor! I feel like if *David could communicate, verbally, he would be such a jokester!
Sometimes, we underestimate people with disabilities and think that they cannot do certain things because of these needs. And sometimes, we’re wrong! *David is a testament to that, for sure. Though he has a host of needs, he still knows how to get what he wants and that is a great thing. Though *David is non-verbal, he can be very vocal. His personality is described as calm, sweet, and gentle and he sounds like a very wonderful young man.
Will you stand next to *David, and let him know you’re there for him by considering a monthly donation to his sponsorship fund?
Because he is a little older, he is less likely to be sponsored, but you can be the changing voice to that. Go in with your family, friends, coworkers, or neighbors! If everyone chips in, you’ll find that it is not so difficult to fully sponsor a child. *David is an extraordinary young man who deserves to have a comfortable life.
Sponsorship does so many great things, including providing clean drinking water and nutritious food, medical care (including doctor’s visits, physiotherapy, and medications if needed), ayahs and nurses, a safe place to sleep, and nice clothes to wear.
Support *David by becoming a part of his village! If you cannot give financially, please SHARE THIS NEED. It is so important to spread the stories of SCH’s kids so that they all have a chance at a beautiful, healthy, happy, comfortable life where they will never have to ‘go without’ again, as they have had to in the past.
From his sponsorship page:
Birth Date: September 1999
Date to SCH: February 2009
Other Details About Me: I have cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and an intellectual disability. I have a sweet personality and depending on the day, can be very verbal.
Spread the word, sponsor a child.
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!