16-year-old Dayshawn loves the season that bring the Special Olympics with it. Last year, he participated as a member of his school’s swimming team. The water is one of his favorite places to be, and the social interaction that occurs during the competitions is a bonus that feeds his soul.
Dayshawn spends most of his day in a wheelchair, but loves a gentle touch, a light massage and classical music playing softly in the background. At bedtime, he snuggles up under his soft blue blanket hugging his companion, a beloved stuffed turtle.
Dayshawn needs a family who can provide love, comfort and a commitment to assist him with his lifelong needs. The family would be given training in his medical care.
Dayshawn is just one of hundreds of children who wait for families to adopt them. You can meet more children on the Adoption Center’s website www.adopt.org
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This post originally appeared on our July/August 2020 Magazine