Hand-in-Hand Sponsorship: He is strong, he is resilient, and he is a little miracle
When ICC staff first met Beibei, living in the government welfare centre in Hengyang, they were not sure that this baby could survive more than a few months. Beibei has hydrocephalus, a condition that causes abnormal swelling and increased pressure in the brain. Without immediate medical intervention, his chances were slim.
Although the best timing for surgery might have already passed, we were determined to give Beibei a fighting chance to live and enjoy a fulfilling life.
Beibei had some significant complications to overcome. Since his head was larger and heavier than normal, it took him much longer to gain head control, and because his head control was delayed, so was the rest of his physical, cognitive and social development.
A Living Miracle
“Beibei is exceeding our expectations and amazing us every day. He is strong, he is resilient, (and) he is a little miracle!” Kyla, ICC’s China Operations Director, said with an assuring smile.
After the surgery, Beibei soon settled into one of ICC’s group homes in Hengyang, where he has become part of our precious family of children that delight us and bring blessing to others every day.
Thanks to the support and donations of our donors, Beibei now enjoys wheeling himself around in his new wheelchair which was funded through ICC Hong Kong’s Circle of Hope fundraising dinner. His new wheels not only give Beibei more independence, but also allow this living miracle to bring life and joy to every corner that he can reach.
A Life of Quality
In his family-style group home, Beibei has benefitted from a safe and stable environment where he can enjoy one-to-one time with his caregivers. As he’s grown, Beibei has attended daily therapy sessions that help him strengthen his head control and sit in a better position so he can participate in different activities.
Reading and singing are Beibei’s favourite hobbies. While waiting for his turn for therapy or dinner, Beibei will sing quietly in his own bed or on a mat. In his special education classes he is learning very quickly and he really loves books and story time!
We can’t be more proud of and grateful for all the progress and development Beibei has shown over the years. Our wish is for Beibei and all other children and young adults at ICC to enjoy a life with love, hope and opportunity. Your sponsorship will help make an impact on these precious lives! Join us today and embark on a life-changing sponsorship journey.