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Shima

Without our supporters, Shima faced a hopeless future.

Now he has a family to help him develop and thrive.

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Orphanage, Kigali Rwanda

Age Development milestones Date
6 years Very limited speech. No control. Oct 18
Jun 18
Jan 18
5 years Some ability to hold small objects. No control over head or limbs. Oct 17
Apr 17
 
 
 
Mar 17
4 years No change in condition. Oct 16
 
 
 
 
May 16
3 years  
 
 
 
Oct 15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sep 15
 
 
Aug 15
2 years, 2 months No change. Dec 14
Jun 14
1 year Limited movement. Oct 13
Jun 13
Multiple disabilities. Dec 12
Few days old Found and brought to orphanage Oct 12
Age Development milestones Date
Name: Shima
ID No: 486
Gender: Male
D.O.B: October 2012
Status: Abandoned - family unknown

Shima

Shima's birthday:
October 1st

Oct 18
Not long until school
Jun 18
Walks without support
Jan 18
Reciting alphabet
Oct 17
5th birthday we celebrated togher
Apr 17
Learning & singing songs
Mar 17
Shima took his first steps. We were all very proud. So was Shima
Oct 16
4th birthday
Now sitting independently
May 16
Can now sit with support. Really enjoys being upright and seeing what's going on
Oct 15
We celebrate Shima's 3rd birthday
Sept 15
Spent a month at the rehabilitation center.
Specialist helped Shima to stimulate his hand and hold different things - exercise his fingers.
Aug 15
First word "mum"
Really excited & proud

Thanks to our work this was the moment when Shima’s future changed.

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2 years, 2 months No change - child cannot control head or limbs, sit independently, hold small objects or feed himself. Dec 14
Dec 14
Shima left the orphanage to join our family
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Shima

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