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ANASTAXIA, female, DOB 9/2013 SN hydrocephalus (post-operative V-P shunt); low muscular tension
It’s her eyes and sweetest of soft smiles that sustain attention on Anastaxia. She is an easy going baby who has been through quite a bit in her tiny life. She was found in the Safe Haven Hatch at the gate of her orphanage when she was approximately 6 months old. She had untreated hydrocephalus and was undernourished. She had surgery in September 2014 to insert a V-P shunt to drain excess fluid. Her muscle tension has been weak but she is beginning to become more active and adventurous. She is so utterly sweet and needs a family who can offer her all kinds of challenges to move and grow. This video was taken 2/5/2015 and shows how her preciousness reaches right out to people:
Anastaxia’s reports share:
Anastaxia has postoperative hydrocephalus and low muscular tension. When admitted to the Baobao class she was 7months old, she was thin and small. Under excellent care by grandmother and nurturers she has big head and smart eyes, and can smile if being teased.
She can kick her feet on the mat, can play with both her hands, can track a moving rattle, can sit against an object for a while, can smile at the nurturer if calling her “Jie Jie”. She can move her hands and feet, can respond with “aa” if talking to her, and can ask for hug from the nurturer.
Anastaxia likes bathing very much, can pat the water and smile. Now she can drink milk, can eat steamed egg, also can have porridge and noodles. We hope she would be adopted soon, have a happy family with loving dad and mom, and grow up healthily. Dated Nov 13, 2014
BANYAN, male, DOB 4/2012 SN post operative left inguinal hernia, possible weakness of right side, cured RPR, left kidney calculi (kidney stone), enlarged spleen at time of physical exam, possible external hydrocephalus
BANYAN is full of energy and curiosity! Video taken in March 2015 shows him delighting in his time at the park. He did have the TV remote in his hand so apparently this means a lot to him.
The CHI staff met him on 4/23/2014 and was delighted to see him running and playing, then running and playing some more. He especially liked to play with the balls and would kick and chase them repeatedly. He could stand and kick without losing his balance. He was playful and interactive with the toys and with others. He was with his foster grandparents to whom he appeared to be attached. He has a foster sister who is 3 years old and who was also present.
Banyan is cheerful and enthusiastic. At home, he likes to play with his sister. He is the more powerful of the two and he will not share his favorite toy with others. (The remote perhaps?) His mother taught him to learn clapping movements. He will pick up two to three simple building blocks, often by himself. He likes playing with toys, sometimes pulling a toy car to play, he also likes to play. He loves to hug someone, who likes to be hugged by him. As he is more dependent on his mother he does not want others to take the mother’s love points. He will bounce on the mattress when happy.
Banyan is frankly, adorable and lots of fun.
BRAYLIN, male, DOB 6/2010 SN microtia or the left ear (partnership file, SF designation)
Bravo for Braylin! He is all kinds of ready to take on the world around him. He is developmentally on target with his peers. He is always ready for fun and makes a great play partner. Watch him at play with his little friends. He is all about being part of the tiny town.
Braylin is in an orphanage that has a partnership with Children’s House International. He was admitted to his SWI when he was estimated to be one month old. He has been part of the orphanage community since that time.
His reports share:
Primary diagnosis: deformity of left ear. He took PE on Aug.29,2014 which shows: deformity of left ear, no abnormal findings of rest items. Currently, he has regular diet and sleep, has good appetite. He can imitate to draw a cross, circle and squares. He knows big and small and can wash his hands. His mental development is same as other kids of his age.
Personality, hobbies and social ability: He is extroverted, active and bright. He likes to clap his hands or act silly with music. He is curious and gives positive responses to things around him. He would cry or stop talking when throwing a temper. if the staff explains or encourages him, he would be happy. He can express his desires with complete sentences, has no difficulty in communication with other kids, is polite to strangers, and is willing to smile to strangers. Sep.29,2014
BERLIN, male, DOB 4/2009 SN hypospadias combined with hypoplasia of bilateral testis. (Partnership file, Special Focus designation)
Berlin is so very capable! He is keen to run, play, and especially likes to hide and wait for his friends to find him. He is also waiting for a family to find him. Berlin has been waiting at his SWI since he was an infant. The Children’s House International China team will be meeting him in May 2015 and look forward to seeing him “in action”. There is certainly a spark in those striking eyes of his.
Berlin can do all of these things,” Now: can go up and down stairs, jump off ground with both feet, draw horizontal and vertical lines, go up and down stairs with one foot alternatively, catch ball, untie shoelaces; knows big and small; can take off unlined clothes, unbutton, put on clothes, wash hands; knows what cold, tired and hungry mean; can call baba and mama; now the child is receiving professional language training; fair comprehension ability.
Personality and sociability: extroverted, energetic, sometimes obstinate and impatient; sometimes will bite hands when throwing a tantrum; likes to play with water, listen to music; sometimes will dance when happy; active, relentless; likes to imitate, play toys; has a ready smile; likes to play hide and seek, likes musical toys; likes to be held and play with familiar caretakers; can actively pick up trash and throw it into trashcan.
Study status: non school-aged child.
BRUNSWIX, DOB 03/2013; Phimosis, Umbilical Hernia, Hypospadius, Post Operative Anal Atresia (partnership file)
Look at little Brunswix go! He is an adorable little guy who is on track developmentally. This little guy is not even two and has already undergone surgical correction for one of his needs. This little boy will need some follow up surgeries after he joins a family, but most of his needs are entirely manageable and all are non cognitive.
CEDRIX, born Oct. 2008, Deaf (partnership file)
Cedrix is handsome, smart and lovely. He was abandoned at about 3 years in age and now lives in a foster family. Although he can not speak, he can express his needs. If he wants to eat something, he will pull mom to pick it. Cedrix manages all of his own self care needs and likes to keep his toys and clothing tidy. If his clothes are dirty, he will ask to change. If his socks are dirty, he can put them off and wash them himself. He can understand simple sign language. He can help young kids to put on and off clothes. He likes playing toy blocks with young kids and writing. He can use the spoon or chopsticks to eat. Cedrix favorite foods are meat and egg.
CLOVER, female, DOB 2/2013 SN possible communicating hydrocephalus, brain scan difference
Clover is as ready to bloom as the flowers that are just now peeking out now that it is spring. Clover is described as a cheerful little girl who loves her auntie’s attention. She is robust and seldom gets sick. She is simply delightful. Clover is in need of an update. Her reports were written a year ago and so much growing takes place in the year from 1 to 2. There is a short update in the file but frustratingly there is no date. Updated information has been requested.
Clover’s last reports share that “the child’s healthy status is good. She seldom gets ill. The girl is living in the institute. Her mental development is a bit delay compare with her peers. She can crawl freely, but cannot stand up or walk without help. Her fine motor development is normal, she can pick up tiny thing by fingers. Her language development is delayed. She can say some simple words, such as “ Ma Ma”. She is obedient to the caretaker. She gets along well with other children. The children also fight for toys occasionally. She is an introverted girl. She likes balls and toys with sound, such as a bell.
CHARMIAN, female, DOB 7/2012 SN 1. CHD(aortic stenosis); 2.Delayed development UPDATE 4/9/2015
Charmian means “delight” or “little joy”. One look at this cheerful full faced smile, along with a review of her file, and it becomes quickly evident that this child is filled with joy and is indeed delightful! Charmian entered her SWI when she over one year old and at that time her nutrition was recorded as poor but she has been able to eat well and is now reported to be robust and rosy cheeked. Charmian adores going outside and playing with her toys. She also loves to be cuddled and sung to. She is utterly endearing.
Charmian’s reports from when she was 23 months old also share:
When admitted to the SWI she was one year old. She had less hair, thin body, bad spirit and always cried lowly. After the physical examination the doctor told us her nutrition was not enough, so her physical development and emotional ability was delayed compared to other normal kids of her age. For her enough nutrition, the nurturers fed her carefully with less intake and more meals. Her physical condition was turning better.
She was arranged in “infant parenting project” of American Half-sky Fund on Oct 30 2013. She had her own cuddling mom but did not have much reaction when mom call her name. The bonding and attachment was built between mom and Chairman after a period of time. She liked staying with mom, could respond to her name, could wait at the door for mom’s coming to work.
Now she is almost 2 years old and her heart disease is not severe. She usually does not show quick breathing. Sometimes she likes playing with toys alone quietly. She can crawl, can walk for a distance with holding something for support, could turn back if being called, could crawl to mom for the feeding. She speaks less, can speak “yiyiyaya”, can not yet call mom. We will strengthen the training on her motion and language.
Personality and sociability.
She is quiet and ready to smile, likes colorful toys, likes being cuddled and singing to her, also likes mom taking her outdoor to breathe fresh air.
Video was also received. We can hear her sweet voice and watch her interact with her caregivers who really, really hope for her to have a permanent family.
Questions asked to and answered by her caregivers:
- 1) current weight, height, head circumference and chest circumference; Height: 80cm; Weight: 12.5kg; Head: 44cm; Chest: 46cm.
- 2) Is she able to speak any words? If so, what words and can she say sentences? She can speak and she’s good at imitating. She can say many teachers and children’s names. She can count from 1-9. She can say Mama, Ayi, Shu Shu (uncle), Tang Tang (candy), Momo, etc. She can speak 3 words short sentences. Her speech is not very clear, but people familiar with her can understand her.
- 3) How is she developmentally compared to other children in the SWI a little delayed.
- 4) Has she had any additional health issues or hospitalizations?
Her overall healthy condition is very good. She doesn’t get sick often. Her heart defect doesn’t affect her daily life.
- 5) Is it possible to get videos and photos that show her walking, playing with other children and interacting with caregivers, doing developmental tasks?
We will send 3 new videos. Please help finding her a family. We appreciate it very much!
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COMSTOX, male, DOB 4/2013 SN weakness if right hand/arm, brain scan difference (CHI partnership file, special focus designation)
Comstox seems not to have HOOP DREAMS. He has GOALS! From his video he keeps trying to show, “Have ball, will kick it” as opposed to dribbling it, unless that ball has a handle. Comstox can toddle down the hallway with a pink punching ball and let his squeaky shoes give heed he is ON HIS WAY! This video was taken on 3/23/2015.
Comstox has decreased muscle strength of right upper limb. He also has a difference in his brain scan. He appears to be developing with his peers.
Dominix, born Dec. 2007, blind (partnership file)
Dominix was found abandoned when he was about 3 years old. He is congenitally blind but is an independent, bright and smart boy. He lives in foster care and is learning self care needs.
He likes playing with kids, can get along well with other kids, likes jumping, likes playing toys and toy blocks, likes music, can wave his arms and nod along the rhythm, also likes swing and sitting on the rocking chair.
He has been living in the institute for years, no one admitted him. We submitted his foreign documents considering his future life and happiness, we hope he will have a warm family.
Drexler, born Sept. 2006, Deaf, VSD, CHD (partnership file)
Drexler was found abandoned when he was two years old. He is deaf in both ears. He is smart and lovely. Now he is studying in the preschool class in Xi’an City Blind and Dumb School from Monday to Friday, back to institute in the weekend. He has good grades in the school, can respect teacher, can get along well with classmates. Teachers and classmates like him.
He has good self-management and is a helpful boy.
He can not hear and speak, but he has good memory and observation. He can understand the facial expression, he knows what is right or wrong.
He can get along well with other children. He can eat well, does not pick at food, likes rice and noodles, also likes vegetables and fruits.
He is smart and ready to smile. We hope he would be adopted soon, have a happy family with loving dad and mom, and grow up healthily.
EASTWIX, male, DOB 2/2012 SN brain scan difference (partnership file)
Eastwix is awesome! He getting ready to celebrate his birthday #3 during the Chinese Spring Festival. Won’t that be fun with firecrackers and fun foods to share? What would be even more to celebrate would be a family coming in time for birthday #4. Eastwix is most keen on running free in the outdoors and interacting with all that outdoor fun has to offer him. “He likes playing outdoor, can speak “car” loudly if seeing it. He likes sliding and swing, also can pick the leaves, can clap happily if seeing the fish in the pool. He likes playing sand, can put the sand in the car.” Can you imagine his joy zrooming his cars around in a local sandpile or at the beach?
Essex, born Nov. 2012 postoperative hydrocephalus; left indirect inguinal hernia; low muscular tension (partnership file)
Essex was found abandoned when he was about a year old. He is postoperative hydrocephalus, left indirect inguinal hernia and low muscular tension. Essex is living in Baobao class in the institute. When the nurturer saw him at the first time, he was over one year old. Under excellent care by grandmother and nurturer he has big head and smart eyes.
He can lie under the toy shelf, can hold the rattle to play, can sit for a while against object, can turn over on the mat, can pass the toy to other kid, can turn back if calling his name and smile at the nurturer. He likes going outdoor. He is very happy if the nurturer says to go down stairs in the sun.
He will cry if hungry, can hold the milk bottle to drink milk. Now he can eat, can have porridge and biscuits. He likes bathing, will be happy to take a bath.
We hope he would be adopted soon, have a happy family with loving dad and mom, and grow up healthily.
EVALIN, female, DOB 1/2010 SN delayed development (Partnership file, Special Focus Designation)
Do you feel like you are running in circles? If, so Evalin would be the perfect partner. She loves to play the game of running in a circle chasing her friends. She is happy to listen to music, hum and clap to the tune. She is adept at climbing, drawing, dressing and undressing. She has even mastered doing the buttons. She has a strong sense of smell. She is able to smell food and follow the scent to find her beloved noodles and milk. Sadly, the high sense of smell may have been a survival tool. Evalin was found abandoned in January 2014 when she was estimated to be 4 years old. At that time she was “unable to communicate normally”. There is no information available for the first 4 years of her life. The Children’s House International team is excited to meet her in May 2015 and find out a lot more about this little girl.
Personality and sociability: introverted, quiet; likes to clap hands; will play with peers when happy; likes to listen to music; sometimes can hum with music; likes to play running in circles; likes to play rectangular toys; sharp smell; when smelling noodles or milk, she will go to the food following the smell; can soon adjust to stranger environment; will be obstinate and impatient when unhappy.
FIELDING, male, DOB 3/2009 SN cerebral palsy, significant developmental delay
Fielding is as gentle and loving as a child can be. He was met in March 2015 by members of the Children’s House International China team where he touched them all. This was their report.
“Fielding, was a surprise to our CHI team when we met he and his foster mother at the orphanage. A first, he was a bit shy, and held back a bit when we spoke with him. But we were all delighted to see his handsome eyes and beautiful smile more and more as our time wore on. Fielding has been fostered by the same family since the age of 1. With many independent living skills he learns more slowly, but he continues to achieve the goals when given the time to practice. His foster mother emphasized that when she is calm and peaceful in her instruction of him, that he is very willing to learn. She encourages him often and uses patience in his instruction. He likes to go for a walk after breakfast and he will remind the mother to take the keys and her cell phone before they leave the house. He also is quick to remind his foster father to give some oxygen to the fish in the family’s aquarium. After a refreshing walk, they go home for lunch. He will play quietly with his favorite cars when his foster mother is cooking, and if he wants to use bathroom, he walk to his mom and ask for help. When lunch is ready, he can use his spoon to feed himself without help.
Fielding’s foster mother shared, “He is a very special boy, he focuses on detail and is very good at observation. He is polite, generous, and sensitive and can easily steal people’s hearts by looking at their face with his lovely eyes. He likes to touch your hair gently, hug you or share good things with you to show his love. He is a thoughtful and obedient child. Once, I was sick and I was vomiting, and he patted me on my back gently and then sat beside my bed to help me feel better and to express his love.” It is evident that he has been loved and cared for, and that he has shared many precious things with his foster parents, who hope that he will have a loving, forever family of his own!”
GIDGET, female, DOB 5/23/2006 SN post-operative cleft lip and CHD, cleft palate, height less than standard
Creative, artistic, fun and focused Gidget attends her neighborhood primary school where she does well in her first grade class. She enjoys coming back to the institute and teaching the younger children all the things that she learned in school that day. . She is a girl ready for all the world has to offer her. She entered the SWI as a newborn and is noted to have had surgery for CHD and her cleft lip. There are no reports on her file describing the type of heart surgery she had or when it was completed.
Gidget’s reports share:
Presently she is 20.6kg in weight, 113.8cm in height, 50.5cm in head size and 58 in chest size, has 24 teeth, physical development delayed(height not reach the standard), postoperative CHD, cleft lip.
Her ability to adapt the environment is strong and she is able to get along well with other children; sometimes she has been in trouble with other children, she can be obedient to the caretaker aunt’s advice and stops it on time. She is fairly extroverted, active and restless, is very curious about everything which she sees and always wants to touch the things which she has never seen with hands; she has great curiosity to ask all sorts of questions and is fond of imitating; her language and thinking have improved further; she goes to class with other children and likes to sing and dance; she likes to put away the toys and often help the teacher in the kindergarten to do something what she can do; she likes to build and create all kinds of thing using the blocks and can insist on finishing and has responsibilities. Now she is studying in the primary school, which makes other children envy. In the school, she can listen to the class, and is happy to help others, is a good student; she often teaches the knowledge, dances and music learnt in the school to the young brothers and sisters in the institute after she is back; she always gets good grades and makes a good example for the young brothers and sisters.
Living habit, personality and hobbies: She has group life in the institute, has regular life and normal daily routine.
Personalities: Be fairly extroverted, get along well with others, be active and be good at observing.
Date: Aug.7 2014
HARWIX, DOB 5/2008, BRAIN UNDERDEVELOPMENT (partnership file)
Harwix was one month old at the time of admission to the SWI. He is living currently in a foster home. Harwix has major delays in development due to his diagnosis, but is a happy boy who loves the attention of his caregivers.
HANK, DOB 1/2010, male, SN: right aural atresia, partial hearing loss, possible slight hydrocephalus
When Hank goes into a new environment, he is very curious about everything. He met his milestones on track developmentally with the other children in the SWI. He enjoys many types of play and enjoys being the center of attention. When he is sad he seeks the attention of his nanny and is soothed easily. Hank does have decreased hearing but is very interested in sounds, music and communicating with others. He does not hear soft sounds.
HANZ, male, DOB 4/2009 SN slight enlargement of bilateral lateral ventricles
There is nothing like watching buddies at play. Hanz is having an awfully good time enjoying the playground with boundless boyish enthusiasm. What a hearty giggle this boy has. This video shows some fun!
It has also been shared that Hanz “is gentle like a real gentleman. He has his own thoughts and he is smart and very adorable. The child is a hard worker; he always help the teacher; sometimes he helps the teacher with tidying the teaching tools; sometimes he helps with making beds and cleaning; he is the role model of younger children. The child has strong self-care ability; he can put on clothes and shoes and eat independently; he also can do the laundry.” If he struggles it seems to be in expressive language though he understands his caregivers and teachers and is quick to follow instructions.
ISRAEL, DOB 12/2013 SN congenital limb joints contractures
Israel is full of adventure. He is not one to sit and watch the world go by, he watches, figures things out and then ACTS. Recent video of him shows his problem solving at work as he tries and succeeds in getting what has fancied his bright and curious eyes. The second link shows just how eager he is to be part of the interaction. Israel is a kid on the move.
Israel lives in the baby room with 40 other children up to aged two years old. They have a regular schedule with Israel getting physical therapy and exercises every day. He will benefit from the one to one care a family could give to him. He will certainly be going places, he just needs the opportunity.
JENNING, Male, DOB 4/2004 SN post-operative CHI, hyperdactyly of hands and feet
Jenning has needed surgeries for his heart and his legs but he is healthy and seldom catches any illness; even colds are rare with this hearty boy! His foster mother told us that he has an allergy to dust. He likes to eat noodles, and he especially likes spicy food, but is very unique in that he doesn’t really like rice. His favorite fruits are watermelon, pineapple. He has two lower teeth that never came in, so he would wildly benefit from the dental advancements in the west that could give him a full and confident smile!
Children’s House International (CHI) staff met him in March 2015 where the following video was taken:
When the CHI team observed him playing with the other kids at the orphanage, he was very outgoing and willing to help the younger ones. He was eager to get people’s attention and showed a bit of a sensitive side. His foster mother said he feels a little nervous when he visits the orphanage because he doesn’t like where he comes from and doesn’t want others to know, especially those at school. He wants to be just like the other kids, and he feels pained that he is not. After the surgeries that at long last enabled him to walk, his confidence level grew greatly. He can take care of himself, manages his own hygiene and has good life skills for his age. He likes to solve problem on his own, but if he can’t solve the problem with his own efforts, he will look for help.
He feels fulfilled when he helps others, gets good grades in school, or does things well. He likes to play Gobang, soccer, and video games. He enjoys watching cartoons and documentaries about nature. He is adaptive but scared of all kinds of insects especially spiders. He loves cute animals like dogs, cats, and rabbits. His foster mother thinks that because he has endured so much, and has been so successful, that Gao Jishan will adapt well in a new environment. He always has bright hope for the future.
JINESSA, female, DOB: 7/2006). CHD Increase of pulmonary forward flow (congenital mild stenosis), widening of MPA branches (mild mitral and tricuspid regurgitation); spina bifida occulta (no surgery has been required); Hepatitis B carrier
“Ollie Ollie Oxen Free!” Hide and Seek is Jinessa’s favorite game. Now it’s time for her family to seek and find her. Jinessa is a bright and extroverted, friendly and active. Her development is normal and neither her CHD nor her spina bifida inhibit her ability to participate in all the activities adored by an 8 year old girl. She attends the public school along with other children her age in the neighborhood. She was asked if she would like to be adopted by foreign parents and live abroad like other kids and she happily answered, “Yes!”. Her orphanage says that due to her CHD diagnosis it is difficult for her to be adopted domestically. Jinessa was found as a newborn.
Her reports share:
Her physical development is similar to children of her age, she was found to have spina bifida occulta and CHD(PDA) in her physical exam. Because of her age and her conditions were not severe, doctors advised her not have surgery.
Currently, Jinessa is 121 cm in height, 53 cm in head size, 60 cm in chest size, 24kg in weight, 19.5kg in feet length, and has 24 teeth. She goes to first grade of the public primary school in the neighborhood.
Motor development and adapt ability: she participates in PE with her classmates, she can draw, distinguish various colors, has sense of direction, can do addition and subtraction within 20.
Language and social development: she can express her desires clearly, she can fold up her quilt, take on and off clothes, and tie shoelaces without help. She can tell male and female, say her name and other kids’ name, and likes to help other kids. She gets along well with other kids, likes imitating adults, active, restless, bright and extrovert, likes watching cartoon movies.
Personality: active, restless, likes singing and dancing, has a ready smile, sometimes throws some temper. She thinks the institute is a big family, that it is her home and the place she grows up, everyone treats her kindly and lovingly.
General evaluation: normal mental development.
Dated August 7, 2014
KENNEWIX, male, DOB 11/2012 SN muscle force of limbs weakened (partnership file)
Kennewix has a distinquishing haircut. It is loosely translated to “Peach Head” and is said to show he is a favored child. It’s a given that it is awfully endearing. Kennewix apparently had a rough start as when he was found and admitted to his SWI when he was estimated to be 9 months old, he was thin and small. With lots of nutrition and care he is flourishing. Like most children in the SWI he is just beginning to explore his environment. While he is somewhat delayed still at this point, Kennewix’s caregivers expect him to continue to make major leaps in progress with a loving family.
KIPLING, male, DOB 5/2011 SN recessive cleft lip, brain scan difference, undescended testicle
Kipling was visited in March 2015 by the Children’s House International (CHI) team that is actually living in his city! The orphanage and CHI have entered into a new partnership and Kipling was able to have a meeting with the team. He was there with his foster family as well. Kipling has lots of energy and seemed to very much enjoy being in the spotlight. This is part of the exuberant exchange between the team and Kipling.
“Our CHI team was sitting a room at the orphanage awaiting Kipling, when JOY in a 4 year old body showed up! Kipling has been fostered since he was 4 months old. He is a laughing, smiling, singing, dancing bundle of loveable boy! He came in to the room, greeted us warmly with a smile and a giggle, then set to work playing with blocks. When our CHI team spoke with him to ask him questions, he would tread excitedly in one place, his little feet coming up and down in such joy that it was apparent he could hardly contain it!
His file makes no mention of it, but Kipling has low vision. He would pick up the toys and hold them closely so that he could see them. He was happy playing and liked to throw things on the floor to make noise, or push the car and hear the sound of the wheels rushing through the air. He likes all kinds of sounds. One of the staff of the orphanage played a very popular Chinese pop song, “You are my little apple” and Kipling was thrilled. He danced and sang the words of the song, missing very few. When cued by his foster mom he would shake his backside, and put his hands up in the air waiving them around in glee. He has two little cute dimples. He loves music. When he was done performing we giggled and said, “Okay?” Our laughter only encouraged more dancing, singing and laughter. Our CHI team was smitten.”