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.
One day I got a call from a woman who lived about 45 minutes outside of town. The cell phone reception was not clear and I heard something about spina bifida and thought she was telling me she had five kids for me to visit. I told her I would visit and when I showed up I learned that she was just looking for someone to help her son Meshack.
Meshack was born with spina bifida and his mother was able to do some fundraising in her community to get the money to take him to get the operation that he needed. Even though he had the operation he still has limited sensation and mobility from the waist down and is unable to walk. We were able to help him get an operation to correct his feet to help improve circulation and blood flow in his feet. His mother told us that she had tried to put him in school, but the other students made fun of his wheelchair and he was uncomfortable because he did not feel welcomed or accepted and refused to go back.
Meshack’s mom has been worried about her son getting older and not being in school and kept asking if she could bring him to school and at that point, we didn’t have space. When she heard we moved she called and said I’m bringing Meshack on Monday for school, please don’t say no, I will bring some beans and maize as payment for his fees.
This sweet mother sees the value in her sweet boy and is a great example of a parent being the best advocate for her child. We love having Meshack around and are glad that we are able to provide a school where he feels understood and accepted for exactly who he is. He is a great little boy who doesn’t let his challenges hinder him at all. Despite the fact that he doesn’t walk he is very independent and manages to get around on his own. He is also very bright and is doing great in school.