Happiness at Last for SiYu

April 5, 2011

When SiYu first came to The China Care Home at the end of 2009, she was less than one month old and weighed only five and a half pounds (2.5 kg). Tiny SiYu was carefully nurtured at our Home until she was big enough to have surgery to repair her cleft lip last spring.  After recuperating for a month at The China Care Home, SiYu went back to her social welfare institution and was enrolled in Half the Sky’s Infant Nurture Program, where she received the loving care of her Half the Sky nanny. This year, SiYu came back to The China Care Home in January because it was time for her second surgery to repair her cleft palate.  Right after her arrival, she was sent to the hospital for surgery.

SiYu is now back at The China Care Home and is recovering well from her recent surgery. She has grown up to be a beautiful girl. She can walk slowly by herself and speak some simple words. She has curly hair and looks like a doll. What she likes most is looking in the mirror. She shakes her head or makes faces in front of the mirror and observes her reflection carefully. When she hears music, she can’t help doing some dancing movements like stretching her arms, waving her hands, or shaking her head. All the nannies in the room love to watch her dancing and listen to her happy laughter, but when she notices others paying attention she gets embarrassed and covers her face with her hands. Thanks to the love and medical care she received, SiYu is now a healthy and happy girl!


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