Friday, May 22, 2015

Sweet Jasmine

Are you ready to lose your heart again? (How many times can it happen?!)

Today I'm introducing little Miss Jasmine. She is two years old and as cute as a button!



The Superkids team just met her in April and here are some of the things we learned about her:

She walks independently and can walk backwards.
She throws balls and cries when toys are taken away from her.
She searches for a hidden object.
She says simple phrases such as, "I want."
She answers yes and no questions.
She identifies pictures in a book.





So that tells you a little about her. But it doesn't really tell you who she is. That is one reason that I love meeting these children!

Jasmine is a little bit shy but warmed up pretty quickly. At first she would hide behind her caregiver when I tried to play with her, but it didn't take long for her to get in to a fun little game of rolling the ball back and forth. I won a few shy smiles as we played together.



Jasmine is going to need a family who is open to some uncertainties. She seems to be doing well, but there are several things noted in her file that a family will want to speak with Keely (Superkids PT) about.

Could this little sweetheart be your daughter? Please contact April Uduhiri at april.uduhiri@gladney.org for more information.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Webinar Recording

If you weren't able to watch the webinar yesterday you can watch it here. Enjoy! 


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Today Is The Day!!!

There is still time to sign up for the webinar! It is this afternoon at 1:00 (Eastern time).



We are going to be talking about our recent trip to China. We are also going to be introducing some children whose files just came in! (Yay!!!!)



April and Erin will be sharing about their experiences as Superkids team members as well as sharing some of Superkid's Charity's goals.

There will be lots of pictures and stories! There will be time at the end for questions you may have about Superkids or about Gladney's China Waiting Child program. You don't want to miss it!

Register here to join us! See you then!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Introducing Jude

Jude was the first child we saw at his orphanage. He was accompanied by several beaming nannies. As they snapped photos and proudly told us of his accomplishments it became quite obvious that he is a great favorite among the staff.



And, I have to say, we could understand why they would love him! He has an outgoing personality and a lovely smile. He is smart and engaging and doesn't let anything slow him down.

Jude has complex limb deformities that cause him to need to walk on his knees, but he doesn't bother just walking, he runs on those knees! His hands are also affected, but again, he compensates so well!



Jude is almost 3 years old and is developmentally on target. He speaks in sentences and follows commands. He climbed up on a little rocking horse by himself. He engaged very well with his caregivers. When we would give him a toy, he would immediately take it over to show it to his caregivers.



Jude is an exceptional little boy in so many ways! Could he be your son? Please contact April Uduhiri at april.uduhiri@gladney.org for more information.


Monday, May 18, 2015

We Love Lucy!

Lucy is an outgoing, friendly little 3 year old girl. She is so sweet and funny with a very soft little giggle.



The Superkids team met her in April (for the second time) and she had so much fun with the pretty hairbows and looking at herself in the mirrors we took. It was so cute! She would look at her picture then look in the mirror and giggle!




Lucy has strabismus and some increased muscle tone in her legs that causes her to walk on her tip toes and with a bit of a halting gait. She can walk independently and go up and down stairs with assistance. She is receiving therapy and it is reported that she is making good progress.

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She speaks in complete sentences and answers questions appropriately. She can dress herself and is in the process of toilet training. She has a great attention span and was very interested in the toys we had with us.



Lucy likes to sing and she helped several other children sing a song for us which was, of course, super cute!

Could this darling little girl be your daughter? Please contact April Uduhiri at april.uduhiri@gladney.org for more information.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Webinar Time!

We are going to have a webinar! Actually we are going to do a series of webinars, but the first one is going to be next week!

April and Erin are going to give you an overview of the April 2015 trip to China. You can learn more about the goals of Superkids and some of the children we met in China. There will be lots of cute pictures. There will be lots of fun stories. There will be coffee and brownies (OK. Disclaimer: As much as we would love to have coffee and brownies with every one of you, you will need to provide your own at home). There will be a Q&A period at the end to answer any questions you have about Superkids Charity as well as Gladney's China Waiting Child Program. It is going to be fun!

When: Wednesday May 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Where: The comfort of your own home!

Who: Everyone is invited! 

Help us spread the word! Register here!