20 20 campaign

20 Children. 20 Families. One Month.

Lives are being changed, and we can't do it without you.

Give Hope
Back to All Stories

John's Story

John
6 years old

Urinary Tract Condition

Follow Updates

Meet John

John is a very social little guy, and he loves to make friends with people who have glasses so he can wear them. He’s very playful, active, talkative, and altogether wonderful! We never tire of John’s big, bright smile, nor of his matching personality. John is also very smart, and keeps us entertained with his...

More

Recent Updates

In May we celebrated John’s 6th birthday. Soon after his birthday party, John got to enjoy one of his favorite things—pool day! We’re so grateful to celebrate another year with John, and we are full of hope for what the coming year will hold for him.

Recently, John’s preschool class was learning about emotions by drawing them on faces. John surprised everyone by drawing a moustache on his paper and then a matching one on his face! He keeps us laughing, and we love him very much.

John is growing up fast. We celebrated Chinese New Year at Maria’s Big House of Hope with a party full of laughter and jiǎozi (Chinese dumplings). John was the life of the party! He kept us all entertained by playing the drums and parading around with a paper dragon.

John is having a great time playing ball outside with older kids a few times a week. He’s getting really good at kicking the ball, and he’s so proud of himself! His smile is brighter than the sun, and we love him very much.

We had a great time welcoming the Fall season at Maria’s with a festival. The children had fun dressing up in costumes and collecting treats like candy, stickers, and bubbles from different caregivers around the room. John was a very handsome cowboy complete with a hat, chaps, a vest, and a badge! He had such a great time.

One of John’s favorite things to do is sing. Currently, his favorite song is “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen,” and Veggie Tale’s “Barbara Manatee.” As soon as he’s finished one song, he moves to the next. John is anything but shy, and he belts out his songs everywhere he goes!

Recently John took his first field trip to McDonald’s. As soon as we walked in and he saw the ice cream, he was sold! He patiently waited while he ate his hamburger and french fries, then as soon as the ice cream came he was in heaven. He even finished off some of his friends’ ice cream too!

In preschool, John is learning the alphabet and his English vocabulary is growing. He’s so smart! He knows colors, the parts of the body, and more—in both Mandarin and English. Each week in preschool the students focus on a new letter and do crafts, stories, and activities that focus on that letter. John especially loved the week when they focused on the letter “J!”

The child profiles listed on this website are solely shared in an effort to provide our donors and sponsors with a glimpse of the unique beauty and dignity inherent to each child who comes into our care. They are in no way intended to be a complete or up-to-date substitute for referral information given by a licensed adoption agency. Out of a desire to honor and protect each child's privacy, we focus our sponsorship reports on the positive aspects of the child’s daily life, and not the serious medical challenges many of the children face, as this type of information is confidential and only available through officially sanctioned adoption channels.

Help John

How will my gift be used?