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Danny was born in July 2009 and found abandoned at 3 years old. He has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. His mobility is limited due to his cerebral palsy, but he is able to move about with walking supports. A child psychologist did an IQ and developmental test on him and said he has a high IQ and is truly very bright!
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Danny is described as a smart, outgoing, resilient, sweet tempered, bright, funny, determined boy with an indomitable spirit. He has a great sense of humor and a deep belly laugh. He’s been working daily with a tutor and been learning math, Chinese and English. Danny loves sports–his favorite of which is soccer which he plays with great energy from his wheelchair. He can walk in a gait trainer which he loves to do—he loves the freedom to get around.
Danny does have great control of his feet and toes which he uses to turn pages, move items, write, and operate his communication supports. He can speak words and short phrases in English and Chinese and his speech is improving. He also uses communication supports. He is quick to grasp new concepts, enjoys his tutoring classes, and is determined to learn.Danny loves to be read to and enjoys playing games on an iPad.
Danny has had many friends be adopted and he longs for a family of his own. He knows where his friends are now living around the world and loves to hear news of them. He needs a loving, supportive family of his own so that he can reach his full potential—for such a smart, amazing boy the sky is the limit of what he can do!
Despite the hardships he has faced, Danny has made significant progress according to a volunteer organization in China. When a volunteer first met Danny in 2012, he was severely malnourished. With assistance from the volunteer program and his foster family, Danny grew stronger, healthier, and happier. He is learning new ways to move around and communicate with others. Through the tools he is provided and the methods he is taught, Danny is gaining more freedom and he loves it! Danny needs a loving, supportive family to help him thrive.
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“After we made this short clip, he flipped to his communication page and asked me for a snack, when I brought him some goldfish crackers, he tapped “Thank you. Sweet boy!”
FEBRUARY 2019 UPDATE BELOW:
He made the octopus craft with help using the scissors with his feet. He did all the drawing with his feet, too!
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