We hope that one day we can live independently.
Zhihong came into ICC’s care in 2005. He wasn’t able to speak and was unresponsive. The welfare centre staff said he was unable to understand anyone speaking to him and had thought he might be a lost cause. But as the years went by, the therapy and medical care he received at ICC, along with a lot of love, have changed his situation significantly.
Today, Zhihong lives in a group home with seven other boys where they learn to take care of each other and contribute according to their abilities. He can express himself verbally and is capable of taking care of basic household chores such as cleaning and cooking. He takes pride in being the “big brother” at home taking care of other younger boys. He is very handy with tools and takes the responsibilities given to him very seriously.
His hope for himself and his “siblings” is that one day they can really live independently and support themselves.
Watch Zhihong’s sharing