Update: Unfortunately, *Nellie Jo has passed away in 2017.
Today’s child is *Nellie Jo! She’s absolutely stunning. She arrived at SCH just last year in September and has come so, so far since then! She has put on a healthy amount of chub from all the great nutrition she’s been getting, and looks so much more like a little girl than she did when she first arrived, malnourished and neglected. *Nellie has such a charming smile. She has cerebral palsy, and is gaining strength each and every day as she grows and develops. She loves to be sung to, held, and cuddled. *Nellie had many bedsores when she first arrived at SCH which were very painful, but which have also since disappeared. She’s described as sweet and observant, always watching the action. *Nellie Jo is not yet sitting, but I foresee this development in her immediate future!
As *Nellie Jo builds her strength, will you consider making a monthly donation to cover her sponsorship costs?
Sponsorship covers *Nellie Jo’s nutritional needs so she continues to thrive, not to mention any medical care or other interventions she may need. This includes physiotherapy and any other therapies. Sponsorship also covers her ayah and nurses, a safe bed to sleep in, and nice clothes to keep her comfortable. *Nellie Jo has so much potential, and your sponsorship funds go to the most deserving recipient. Become a part of her village by providing sponsorship funds that will ensure that *Nellie Jo is never neglected again – she is so worth it!
From her sponsorship page:
Name: Nellie Jo
Birth Date: December 2009
Date to SCH: September 2011
Other Details About Me: I have cerebral palsy and came to SCH with many bed sores and intense pains from those sores. Since being at SCH, my bed sores have disappeared! I am a sweet, observant little girl who loves to be held and sung to. I cannot sit up on my own yet.
A note about birth dates: children with disabilities in India are often (but not always) abandoned shortly after birth, as *Nellie Jo was. As such, it is generally impossible to obtain an accurate and official birth dates, so one is assigned by the government when that child comes to be at a care facility. Because of this, no one really knows how old *Nellie Jo is – she was estimated to be born in December of 2009, which would make her about to turn 3 years old. This is the reason you don’t see an actual date attached to her sponsorship information.
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*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.
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