Meet John Wafula

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.

I first met John in November of 2017. He lives near Dan’s mom and she called me to come and pay him a visit. The first time I saw him, he was so tiny and sick looking that I thought it was best that he stay with his mom for a little longer so that he could continue to breastfeed and get the nutrition he needed.When I went back in July 2018 to pay them a follow up visit I found that John’s health had greatly improved. He gave me the sweetest smile when I called his name and didn’t cry when I held him in my arms.

His mother is a total orphan who had no place to go, so she lives with her grandmother. She is only 17 years old and is currently expecting her second child. The grandmother is weak and has some problems walking so we knew that if John stayed there, he would not be able to get the care that he needs. He is two years old and it is best to start therapy for children with cerebral palsy as early as possible. So we talked to his mother and asked how she would like us to help her son and she said that she thought it would be best for him to move to PKC.

John’s mother, Irene and his grandmother

John is such a happy little guy. He’s constantly smiling and we are also happy to have him around.

All of the kids take turns holding him and he is so well loved here. The girls line up and wait for their chance to hold and play with him.

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