105 in 105, day 104: *Molly!

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 2019:

*Molly‘s hip surgery was completed and successful. She also had a g-tube placed in 2018 to supplement eating by mouth, and has gained a healthy amount of weight since!

From her sponsorship page:

*Molly could easily be described as quiet dynamite. She is spunk and sass and an ever-present smile. *Molly is one of our giggliest observers – watching the world around her with unparalleled joy, eager to participate in the beauty (or chaos) unfolding around her. Time spent with *Molly is fun and sweet, and all things heart-warming and hope-giving. To put it simply, the more you get to know a heart like hers, the happier yours becomes. *Molly attends classes daily and has physiotherapy several times throughout the week. This incredible girl communicates in a variety of ways. She uses vocalizations, sign language, and technology to share what is on her mind with others. *Molly is the only child at SCH who uses eye gaze technology to complete academic activities, play games, and communicate with others. We are incredibly proud of how she grows and learns everyday!

*Molly is available for international adoption and is listed through the advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow! To learn more, refer to the ‘Waiting Kids‘ page in the drop-down menu at the top of my blog, under the heading ‘Adoption Advocacy‘.

I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant

PD: *Molly wears a white shirt w/ blue dots & a large blue & white spiky flower in her shoulder-length hair, which has a braid headband across the front. Though her face is obscured to protect her identity, you can still see her huge smile underneath!

PD: *Molly wears a white shirt w/ blue dots & a large blue & white spiky flower in her shoulder-length hair, which has a braid headband across the front. Though her face is obscured to protect her identity, you can still see her huge smile underneath!

*Mol wants a family so badly, and has been known to cry when other children in her home are adopted because she is so empathetic. She desperately wants a family of her very own!

PD: From behind, *Molly rides an adaptive bike, wearing a blue floral dress. Her R hand is on the handlebars & she has a bun in her half-up hair.
A girl & her bike. Credit: Nikki C/Merissa H

PD: From behind, *Molly rides an adaptive bike, wearing a blue floral dress. Her R hand is on the handlebars & she has a bun in her half-up hair.

Update 2017:

*Molly continues to thrive in her foster home, Courage Home Purple, where she continues to live with her co-foster moms. *Mol uses a specialized computer, called an eye-gaze computer, on her wheelchair tray to speak and carry out activities. Though sighted, she attends classes at Anjali School for the Blind on-site in her home, where she learns at her own academic level. *Mol can ride an adapted bike and is strengthening her core and neck muscles every day! She recently received a g-tube to help supplement her nutrition, though she still enjoys eating my mouth and feeding herself! She uses a special chair to use the washroom semi-independently. *Mol is currently awaiting a hip surgery to help correct a prolapsed hip.

To learn more about *Molly, select her name from my tags or visit the category with her name in this blog’s sidebar.

PD: Photo taken from top. *Molly using her eye gaze computer, wearing a floral dress & huge pink bow in her hair.
*Mol is a pro at eye-gaze! Credit: Nikki C/Merissa H

PD: Photo taken from top. *Molly using her eye gaze computer, wearing a floral dress & huge pink bow in her hair.

Update 2015:

*Molly is 8 years old. *Molly received a custom wheelchair to help her be better-positioned and more mobile! She is learning to use a communication device and is actually very smart! She was exceeding all expectations with learning how to use every previous communication device, and is quickly mastering the current device just beautifully, despite previously being labeled as having an intellectual disability.

She is bilingual and understands both English and Telugu. She is learning to read and do math at home in addition to attending school. She picks up new information so quickly, and can often become quite bored! Her moms have found out a lot about her spunky personality since the original information posted by SCH. She has seen huge strides in development and is now a healthy, happy, well-adjusted girl. Her epilepsy has not caused any incidents lately, so she was weaned off epilepsy medications.

She lives with co-foster moms Nikki and Merissa and 9 foster siblings: *Lily, *Nolan, *Dinah, *Cedar, *Jasmine, *Selah (adopted!), *Chloe (adopted!), *Mae, and *Teagan (adopted!), as well as Deepa, whom Nikki has adopted, and Divya, whom Merissa has adopted! You can sign up to follow Nikki and Merissa’s respective blogs here and here. To access blog posts with photos, you will need to contact them individually. trafficking.

Original post:

Today is giggly, sweet, beautiful *Molly‘s day, and I’m so glad to announce she is FULLY SPONSORED!!!! Yay, this is great news. This means *Molly will always have the best support system behind her. Though she is both non-mobile and non-verbal, *Molly is described as quiet with a sweet personality and an eager smile on her face all the time. *Molly is 6 years old and has been at SCH for a while, since all the way back in December of 2009. *Molly has cerebral palsy, has been weaned from epilepsy medication, and was misdiagnosed with an intellectual disability. She has a stunning, mega-watt smile!

*Molly is such a smiley, giggly little girl who snorts when she laughs! It doesn’t get any cuter than that.  *Molly has a special place in my heart. If you remember when I was posting a lot about Anjali, you may have heard *Molly’s name simultaneously, as Nikki was raising funds to pay Anjali and *Molly’s personal ayah, who took care of the girls. Nikki reached her goal, and Anjali and *Molly had their very own ayah together for quite a few months, up until Anjali’s tragic return to heaven to be with her Father. Even though Anjali is gone, *Molly is still here – and a part of Anjali will always be with *Molly. They were so close to sisters, it’s uncanny – both had beautiful dark curls and, when Anjali opened up, sweet personalities to match each other. Though it’s sad to know that Anjali is no longer with us on the Earth, *Molly is still here, and she is loved immensely!

It’s such a blessing when any child at SCH becomes fully sponsored, because that child’s life is significantly changed from that day forward.  With sponsorship, the children benefit from nutritious food, clean drinking water, health-improving supplements like pediasure, medical care including routine doctor’s visits, medications, physical and other therapies, caregivers like ayahs, nurses, or and/or foster parents, warm beds to sleep in, clean clothes to wear, and a safe roof over their heads, plus so  much more! Being loved near and far is another benefit that comes from full sponsorship.

Since *Molly is fully sponsored (yes, you did that!), I’m going to ask today that you consider committing to make a monthly donation to another child who love to giggle as much as she does, like *Dhivena (needs $275/month), *Wendy (needs $220/month), or *Zoe (needs $310/month). Each of these young ladies deserves full sponsorship!

*Wendy was featured on day 2; *Zoe was featured on day 87; and *Dhivena was featured on day 15.

If you can’t afford to give financially, as always please remember to SHARE THIS NEED! It’s a great need, and it’s one that SCH unfortunately cannot fill on its own. SCH is a strictly donation-run charitable organization, which means they rely solely on contributions from people like you and me.

From *Molly’s sponsorship page:

Name:  Molly

Age: 6

Birth Date: August 2006

Date to SCH: December 2009

Other Details About Me: I have cerebral palsy. I have a quiet, sweet nature and a beautiful smile.

Spread the word, sponsor a child!  It is so worth it.

An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! SCH relies on donations to keep running. Donation opportunities include 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.

Connect with SCH: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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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