All I want for Christmas...
Dennis was one of the first children to come into the room on our last trip to Taiwan. Sometimes we forget that, while we spend all year thinking about these precious kids and weeks preparing to see them, they do not have the same anticipation about seeing us. Dennis was met at the door by a very enthusiastic welcoming committee. His little eyes got big and it was a little overwhelming, but it didn't take him long to begin to enjoy the fun things we had with us.
Dennis is 5 years old and was all dressed up in the most darling little suit the day he came to see us. He was in the room when we were preparing to eat lunch and I had to laugh at how he just helped himself to the food that was on the table. We were sitting there politely waiting to see who got what and when we should start eating and little Dennis came right up and grabbed a box and some chopsticks and dug right in.
He has CHD (Tetrology of Fallot) and has had several surgeries. We have met him several times and were excited to see that he appears to have more energy and stamina than he had the other times we have seen him. He has some developmental delays which is to be expected with the time he has spent in the hospital.
Dennis attends kindergarten at a special education school, where he was nominated to be the class captain. He is also in speech therapy.
In our notes we use words like "quiet, shy, and curious" to describe him. He was very good at matching colors and shapes for us.
Dennis needs a family! Could he be your son? Please contact Mary Chapman, our Taiwan program caseworker, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.