Chen Rui (Petra)’s birthday is in January (2010) and she came to Bethel in July 2013. When she first arrived, she was scared and cried a lot. She didn’t know how to or want to play with anyone. Even after the first week she began to get more familiar with her surroundings and she gave out her first smile to her ayi. Petra had no hair on her head when she first arrived!
Now her hair is longer, and she loves to wear pretty dresses. Her teachers and Bethel mamas always like to make a fuss over her and tell her she is beautiful!
Rui started preschool in September 2013 and she is in the “Giraffe Class”. She loves to play with toys and she is learning how to walk with a cane and orient herself in and around her home and school so that she can make her way independently. She uses her hand to find out where she is by trailing is along the wall or stair railing.
She has been doing speech and language therapy for many months with our SLP, Catherine. We rejoice when she makes breakthroughs and she recently began to sing!
We are so proud of this little girl. She is wary of strangers, but when she trusts someone, she loves them with her whole heart! She is an amazing little girl and we are thankful to be caring for her.
Petra is looking for sponsors, and a family! For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org