I just read Annika Jade’s bio. I’m just heavy hearted tonight for this beautiful little soul! She has a limb difference on her fingers..That really isn’t a deal breaker is it? What she does have is a determined little spirit, despite the fact she has no mother to encourage her..She also has a big heart. I was moved to tears when I read that while finding another child in her SWI had fallen ill, she went to her and stayed by her and “wiped her tears”. This girl is special. It breaks my heart in two that she has waited so long to have a momma and daddy to wipe hers. Please peek at her again. Her family MUST find her and NOW, as her file is going back in days!
Marianne in Idaho
ANNIKA JADE, female, DOB: Jul 22, 2005, SN syntactyly of right hand (post operative), two shortened fingers on left hand.
Annika Jade is a determined, happy and inspiring child. Her caregivers share, ” Since she has deformity of the right hand, she can only write with the left hand. But this has not beaten her. Other children can write after several times of practice. For her, it would be dozens of times. Sometimes, she would say to the teacher “my hand hurts.” She still insists finishing the homework. Her spirit moved every teacher who teaches her. She is a child who is so persevering.” This child finds and will continue to find way to succeed! She refuses to be disabled….just differently-abled. She is healthy and enjoys attending school. Since she is from Anhui province she has to wait the years for adoptions to open again in her province. Finally, it is her chance to be found by a forever family.
Annika Jade’s reports state:
Annika Jade was abandoned by her family on the day of her birth. On admission, the doctors of the institute found she has developmental development of ends of limbs. When coming she was 31 cm in head size, 32 cm in chest size, 45 cm in height, 2.2 kg in weight.
She is growing up day by day. At the age of 7 months, she can sit alone stably. At the age of 10 months, she can crawl with underdeveloped fingers. But she can use her hands to crawl forward. At the age of 1.5 years, she can walk alone. Everyone loves this girl who has a ready smile and fair skin.
The caretaker attaches importance to her self-care ability and often trains her to fetch things with hands or do some fine motions. She is diligent and can do things by herself. Sometimes, she can pass things for the caretaker. She has good self-care ability. At the age of 2 years, she could eat with a spoon. At the age of 3 years, she could take on clothes and shoes by herself. She is as normal as other children of her age.
After the age of 3 years, she entered into the kindergarten of the institute. She has good understanding and can learn fast. She can imitate very well. She is also a child who is compassionate. Once a child fell into illness and had pain in stomach. She went to the child to comfort her and wipe her tears.
On Dec 8, 2010, she received correction operation of syndactylism of the left hand in Geriatric rehabilitation hospital and received lysis operation of skin contractures at the right wrist and skin flaps transferring on 2011-3-19. She has good recovery after the operation.
Now, she is at the age of 6 years. In September of 2011, she began to receive preschool education in ordinary elementary school near the institute. She has Chinese, math, music and art classes. She was very happy and would go to the school with other children happily. Since she has deformity of the right hand, she can only write with the left hand. But this has not beaten her. Other children can write after several times of practice. For her, it would be dozens of times. Sometimes, she would say to the teacher “my hand hurts.” She still insists finishing the homework. Her spirit moved every teacher who teaches her. She is a child who is so persevering.