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Jaela's Story

6 years old

Cerebral palsy

Follow Updates

Meet Jaela

Jaela is a sweet, smiley little girl. She loves to be held and cuddled, and really enjoys time outside. It is our joy and privilege to care for her.


Recent Updates

It’s warming up in Luoyang, and the children are loving playing with water toys! Jaela loves to splash and play with toys in the water. We’re excited for summer and pool days!

Jaela loves preschool. She loves any sort of sensory play, especially painting and Play-Doh. Her preschool teacher says she is a delight each day!

Christmas at Maria’s Big House of Hope was full of cheer and fun! Jaela loved it when we caroled in her room, and she giggled and looked adorable when we wrapped her up in tinsel. Jaela’s Christmas season was also full of Christmas crafts in preschool, Christmas songs, and making ornaments!

Jaela was a beautiful princess at our Fall Festival. We had a great time playing with the children, and Jaela beamed the whole time. She laughed at the way the paint brush tickled her face when her pretty green butterfly was being painted. It’s so fun to be able to create special moments like these for the children at Maria’s Big House of Hope!

September is a special month for Jaela because we get to celebrate her birthday! She just turned 6 years old, and we had a great time at her party. It was full of friends, balloons, and cake! Jaela is easy to love, and we are blessed to know her. Happy birthday, Jaela!

Jaela’s preschool classes are full of singing songs, story-time, crafts, and other sensory activities. She recently discovered that she loves the way playdough feels in her hands, and she and her teacher enjoy making different shapes together. Jaela is a bright spot in our lives, and we love her very much.

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