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Samajai Holds A Strong Spirit For A New, Loving Family

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This week's Wednesday's Child is another sample of just how strong the human spirit is even in the earliest stages. Samajai (2012) has been negotiating many medical issues since his beginning, including Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Microcephaly, Goldenhar Syndrome, an ear anomaly, hypospadius, a ventricular septal defect, a cleft palate and a rib/sternum anomaly. He uses a tracheostomy and is G-tube dependent and is receiving Regional Center services.

Yet despite these multiple medical challenges, Samajai's spirit seems to transcend many of his disabilities and to not only adapt but to strive towards growth and progress. While Samajai's current use of a trachea prevents him from talking endlessly like most toddlers, he knows that he can cover the trachea with his finger so that he can communicate verbally with those around him. And while Samajai also has limited mobility, he uses a toy scooter to keep him on the go. Samajai is alert, responds when spoken to, smiles often and likes to interact.

They say that the eyes are a window to one's soul or spirit. And one look into Samajai's eyes and you can almost hear his spirit singing the line from “How Soon Is Now” by The Smiths that says “I am human and I need to be loved just like everybody else does”. Samajai needs a family that can grasp and ensure the meeting of his medical needs while surrounding him with tender loving care.

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