Defying all odds and surprising his doctors at every turn, Vladimir is a fighter. When he was born three months premature near our sponsor site in Asunción, Paraguay, Vladimir’s loving and faithful mother and grandmother were told upon his discharge from the hospital that he would likely only survive for a short eight months.
The doctors, however, didn’t consider the love and determination of Vladimir’s grandmother who used every resource available to her to care for her grandson. She poured her attention into Vladimir who thrived under her constant care. With faith and hope in God, the small family met and overcame every obstacle in their way.
When Vladimir turned five, he was accepted into our sponsorship program. This incredible support allowed him to attend a special school and rehabilitation therapy that vastly improved his critical cognitive and physical skills. After a year of school and physical therapy, his family cheered him on as he took his first steps and was able to say a few words!
Today, Vladimir is eight years old and loves going to the park with his sister Danelya to admire nature. Pointing out different animals always leads to big smiles and squeals of joy. Despite his challenges, Vladimir is in good health and continues his rehabilitation therapies. His family comments that he is a cheerful, attentive, and loving child who fills their home with happiness.
Every life is precious. Thanks to his sponsor and the love and support of his family, Vladimir is now living a full and dignified life. We are proud to support children of all abilities and love to watch them thrive. Thank you for all your support, and for helping children like Vladimir flourish. God bless.