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.