Sponsors Fulfill Special Needs

RS34212_Belinda taking water from a cup

Five-year-old Belinda, of Kenya, holds a cup – a task she has been working to accomplish. Like her sponsor, Belinda has cerebral palsy.

Many of you are sponsors already — or are considering sponsoring a child. Because our organization has been fostering sponsorship around the world for many decades, we’ve heard a lot of heartwarming stories about these unusual and often close relationships: the meetings in person between child and sponsor, multiple generations of families sponsoring children and many more.

This week on the website, we have a story that takes a slightly different angle: Tracy, who sponsors several children living with physical or mental disabilities. She has cerebral palsy herself and has a unique understanding of their challenges, as well as the importance of giving the children encouragement. Over the years, Tracy has made a point to ask her sponsored children what they can do, rather than what limitations they face.

Belinda can hold a cup and drink from it. Stacy can write the words “cat” and “dog.” Millicent can stand with both feet flat on the ground.

 

 

2 Responses to Sponsors Fulfill Special Needs

  • What a beautiful and inspiring story of sponsor and child. It renews one’s faith and hope in a caring and hopeful world. We would be delighted to add some children to our list with kids affected by disabilities.

    • Thanks, Mr. and Mrs. Bell! We suggest you give our sponsor care department a call at 1-800-776-6767. They’re available 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Fridays (East Coast time).

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