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Dondeena's Story

4 years old

Nervous system condition, eye condition

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Meet Dondeena

Dondeena is a happy little girl. She loves close face-to-face interaction, and she’s very ticklish! When Dondeena is held, her face immediately breaks into a big smile and she squirms around joyfully. She’s quick to make friends and we are so grateful to be able to love and care for her!


Recent Updates

Dondeena is a happy and content little girl. We love her sweet smile. She’s had a great start to the new year including several days watching the snow fall in Luoyang!

Everyone at Maria’s Big House of Hope had a lot of fun celebrating Christmas! Dondeena helped make her own thumbprint ornament and loved listening to the Christmas music as we caroled through her room. And she looked cute in her Christmas hat!

We had so much fun celebrating the season at our Fall Festival, and Dondeena came dressed up as a beautiful princess topped with a tiara! She posed in the photo booth with her nanny, got a bunch of fun new stickers, and had a ladybug painted on her cheek!

Dondeena just turned 4 years old. She is a sweet and content little girl who we love very much. Dondeena enjoyed her birthday party—where she got to eat cupcakes, play with balloons, and was gifted with fun new necklaces and a lot of stickers (a favorite)!

Dondeena’s days are full of people who love and care for her. She spends a lot of time in physical therapy, and she also spends time outside soaking up sunshine on afternoon walks with her nannies and friends. Dondeena’s nannies help care for her needs and also make sure her hair is done up in cute pigtails each day!

We love our physical therapy team at our Care Centers, and are incredibly grateful for their work. Lately, Dondeena has been benefitting from some new equipment that is helping her muscles and bones to grow stronger.

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