Monday, June 1, 2015

June 2015 Featured Child: Yi

This month’s featured child is Yi. Yi is one of the older children in our Group Home project. He  was 8 years old when he arrived in our program in 2005. Yi was born with a severe cleft palate and a heart defect. This May, he just turned 18 years old, and so we have been lucky enough to see him grow and become a young adult!

Yi is an extremely outgoing boy and his usual response to any question is ‘okay!’. He loves chatting with anyone he meets. And he is especially fond of one of the other group home children, Xiang. They both attend school together and enjoy spending time together. Like any other teenage boy, Yi enjoys having fun with his friends!

Last September, Yi started attending a vocational school. His focus of study is Building Automation Systems, which provides him with skills relating to heating, lighting, and ventilation systems. After Yi completes his vocational training, he plans to look for a job. Our wish is to provide him all the support he needs to live a fulfilling and independent life.

Yi still needs one more cleft repair surgery. This surgery will cost around 6,000 USD or 30,000 RMB. Please consider partnering with us to provide Yi this last surgery he needs. We hope to raise enough funds to provide him the surgery this summer. 

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