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: Orphaned children in India are often abandoned shortly after birth. As such, it is generally impossible to obtain an accurate and official birth date, so one is assigned by the government when that child comes to be at an orphanage. 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 the 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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