Guang Ming Star – Shayla!!
October 3, 2013 4 Comments
Shayla is a special little girl who is part of Gladney’s Partnership Program with Jiangxi Province. Physical Therapist and Waiting Child Advocate, Pat Marcus, shares about her time with Shayla during the most recent Superkids trip to China.
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“I met Shayla this summer in Jiangxi Province at an orphanage called Xingyu. She is a very special little girl that quickly endeared herself to the whole Superkids team, especially Gladney’s Asia Programs Vice President, Gongzhan Wu! Originally, Shayla was living with a foster family but now she lives in the orphanage where she is a favorite of the caretakers. During our time at Xingyu, Shayla formed a special bond with Gongzhan and followed him around the orphanage all day, most of the time holding his hand to be sure she would not be left behind! Shayla even joined us for lunch at a smaller “kid” table next to our big table. We could see how much the nannies doted on her as she was given several wardrobe changes throughout the day! She started out in a cute yellow outfit and ended the day in her fancy white dress. As part of our time interacting with the kids, we had brought over many pretty headbands which were donated for the girls to choose from and keep. Shayla selected a pink headband from the hair accessories we brought and loved posing for pictures in it! She told us that her favorite color is yellow. The caregivers said that she goes to a school outside the orphanage. Although there was a language barrier, Shayla was not shy about speaking to us in Chinese, using long sentences. She was very friendly with us. At the end of the day, Gongzhan prepared Shayla that we were leaving, and he promised to try to find her a forever family. When we said goodbye, Shayla stood on the steps with the orphanage director and waved to us as we drove away. We’ll never forget this little girl who spent the day with us and the promise that Gongzhan made to find this precious child her forever family.”
~ Pat Marcus, Superkids
Shayla is a STAR who needs a forever family!
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Shayla is one of many great kids waiting for a family! For more information about Gladney’s China Waiting Child program please contact Wendy Stanley more information.