We’ve gotten a bit behind on our introductions of new kids at Precious Kids Center. We grew so fast and things got hectic so we have many new friends that have yet to be introduced. Stay tuned for more posts introducing all of our new precious ones.
Darren is currently our youngest resident at Precious Kids Center. His mother was able to raise the funds to get him an operation to put a shunt in place when he was six months old to keep his Hydrocephalus from progressing, but was having problems affording to take him to get therapy weekly. He is almost two years old now and has been with us for six months. He is almost able to stand independently, but is not yet talking.
He is rarely found playing on his own and the other kids are always carrying him around the compound. He is just the cutest little dude and we love having him around.
I first met Tito in Kitale town. He wasn’t a street boy, but would go to town during the day and go home at night. Every time I saw him my heart broke because he was just so little to already be fending for himself and I knew it was just a matter of time until he transitioned to being a full time street boy. I decided to visit his home and see what the situation was really like. I found his aunt and learned that his father had been murdered and his mother went back to her hometown of Lodwar, a town about 10 hours away, and left her children behind. Tito was living with his sixteen year old sister and had never had the opportunity to go to school.
Tito is an energetic boy, who is doing great in school and loves hanging out with the other kids in a safe place where he gets to be a kids.
When we met Nehemiah the first time, we knew he would be a perfect fit for the center. He comes from a single parent home and his mother struggled to make ends meet and he was not receiving physical therapy. He is seven years old and is unable to walk, but he doesn’t let that stop him from getting where he wants to go. He can speak and has the best smile. He is currently a part of our special unit of the school and will soon be moving to the integrated setting once he masters the skill of being able to write his letters. He is rarely seen without a smile on his face.