She is 7 years old.
Her picture does not do her justice.
These are the things you see when you look at her picture:
She looks so sad and sickly.
Her brown eyes look so forlorn.
The purple smudges under her eyes speak of poorly treated anemia.
She has Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. And they are both untreated. Her back is still open and her hydrocephalus is unshunted.
What you can't see in the picture...she loves to play ball.
She loves to cuddle.
She expresses joy.
She dances to music.
In spite of it all.
Her brown eyes could sparkle...she could smile more....if she had parents to love her.
Her cheeks could get plump, and the purple smudges could go away...if she had parents to love her.
Her recurring UTI's could go away, and her kidneys could stay healthy...if she had parents to love her.
Are you her mommy? Will you be dancing with Hayden?
If you would like to know more about Hayden, please contact Nina Thompson at Children's House International. (firstname.lastname@example.org)