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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

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.

It recently snowed in Luoyang, and the children at Maria’s Big House of Hope enjoyed a cozy day inside watching the snow fall. Since then, we’ve been thankful for a little bit of warmer weather which has allowed Dondeena and her friends to enjoy afternoon walks in the sunshine!

We recently celebrated Dondeena’s 3rd birthday! We celebrated with a fun party complete with yellow-frosted cupcakes, a lot of balloons, stickers for all, and the company of many friends. We love being able to celebrate birthdays with these precious children, and we’re hoping for big things for Dondeena’s 3rd year. She is such a special little girl whose spunk keeps us smiling!

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