Xuerou (Shirley) is a beautiful little girl! She was one of the first children to arrive at Bethel’s Zhengzhou project, she was in preschool for 18 months before she came into Bethel’s full time care. When she first arrived at age 4, she was very weak. She couldn’t sit up or eat any solid food. She has fought hard and she has made some absolutely amazing progress. She understands when you tell her that she is beautiful and she loves being cuddled and having her hair brushed. We are so impressed with her growth and development. Her birthday is in August (2007).
Love is Blind in Zhengzhou is located within the Zhengzhou social welfare centre, who have provided a space for Bethel to care for their visually impaired orphans. The centre was opened in December 2011. We have some wonderful ayis and teachers at this project and we hope that our project in the Zhengzhou orphanage will be an example to other orphanages, and that we can be a witness of high-quality care. These visually impaired children in Zhengzhou live with foster families in the orphanage and Bethel provides specialized care, therapy and education for these children.