Saturday, May 05, 2012

Sammy – Just Waiting for a home --

Sammy is nine years old. She is the product of a teen-age affair between her young mother and a transient construction worker father.

When Sammy was just an infant, her mother died of malaria. An elderly grandmother cared for Sammy for a short time, but the grandmother did not have the strength or the means to care for an infant and sought help from the government social services. Sammy was placed in an orphanage.

Sammy suffers from a slight paralysis of her right arm and leg. She walks well but cannot walk long distances and cannot run. She can use her right arm and hand but not completely normally.

Sammy is friendly and affectionate. She is currently in the 5th grade which is very advanced for her age.

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