There is something about this little girl that stirs my heart. The first time I saw her picture I gasped at how absolutely beautiful she is!
This is Yana. She is 2 1/2 years old. She has cerebral palsy that effects all four limbs. Her type of cerebral palsy is called quadriplegia with an athetoid component. She also has decreased head and trunk control.
Here is what Pat Marcus said about her, "She has a smile that would stop the room. She did not like lying on her back but when in supported sitting, She looked right into the camera. She is a really beautiful girl."
She desperately needs a family who will love and believe in her! She needs the therapies that will allow her to reach her full potential.
Yana currently resides in an orphanage. Pat Marcus met her in June and spoke briefly about her in this webinar (this is part 2 of a webinar, you can find part 1 here). Another webinar is scheduled on September 20th at 7pm EST where Pat will speak more about her and the other children she met on her most recent trip to China with Superkids. You can register to attend the webinar here.
Yana is designated to Gladney through a partnership program with the orphanage in charge of her care. If you would like more information about her you can contact Judy Hayes at Judy.Hayes@gladney.org or 432-563-3344.
Or if you you have questions about her or about working with Gladney you can contact me at email@example.com.