Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November 2015 Featured Child: Juan

For the month of November, our featured child is joyful Juan. Juan came to our Infant Care Home in September of last year. She was five months old at that time.  Little Juan was born with a complex heart defect and needed surgery as soon as possible. Despite her medical condition, Juan was a joyful little girl when she arrived.  Doesn’t see look so happy?

Soon after her arrival, like we do with all of our new arrivals, we took Juan to the hospital for a checkup and to create a specialized treatment plan. The doctors suggested that since Juan’s condition was very complicated, she would need multiple surgeries to fix her heart problem. So, shortly after her arrival, she was admitted for her first heart surgery. Her surgery went smoothly, and she soon returned back home.  Over the next few months, we watched as little Juan continued to grow and become stronger. Doesn’t she have the cutest smile?

Towards the end of April, Juan was ready for her second heart surgery. We were able to raise enough funds for her to be admitted to the hospital. Unfortunately, there were some complications with her recovery and she ended up staying in the hospital for over a month.  In early June, when Juan finally returned home, we were all so happy to have her back! It took her a little while to warm up to all of us again, but within no time, she was back to her usual cheerful self!

In the middle of October, Juan transferred to our group home #4.  She loves her new foster parents and is enjoying all the extra attention from her foster family.  We hope that she will find her forever family soon! It’s a miracle to see her grow so much in a year!

Juan with her foster mama 

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