James is a very cheerful and brave two-year-old who enjoys being tickled on the tummy.
The boy suffers from cerebral palsy, which makes him need long and patient physiotherapy. Until recently, such advanced therapy would have been a challenge, but today in Kasisi’s rehabilitation room we have everything we could ever dream of!
Balance discs, stabilisers, ladders and mats, wooden motor cubes, walking frames with blocks, sensory balls, therapeutic skateboards, hammocks and chairs. It sounds like the product range of a good physiotherapy shop, but this is the equipment for our sensory room, which you built with us! The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in South Africa and Polish Aid deserve a huge round of applause for this equipment! Not least to you, because without you this whole room would not have been built.
Rehabilitation is James’ chance to sit up and lift his head on his own. Until recently, he used to lay in our arms like a doll; today, with a little help, he sits up proudly and watches the world with curious eyes. Correct posture also means that the toddler can breathe freely and eat without choking.
The toddler is our Christmas present, as he arrived at Kasisi just before Christmas. Today he deserves a gift himself. You can support James in his growth by becoming a Long Distance Adoptive Parent or by buying a little something from the Kasisi shop, such as a set of checkups or a new beloved cuddly toy. He is a wonderful and clever child who will surprise us more than once!
The metal cots and worn-out mattresses have lulled generations of Kasisi kids to sleep, but are now in desperate need of replacement.
Our dream is to make the babies’ bedrooms look like a truly homely, safe environment that is associated with warmth. Will you help us make this dream a reality?