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Davis (aka Timmy/Timon)

COURAGEOUS.  PERSEVERING.  COMMITTED.  OVERCOMER.

A few of many words used to describe Davis, who has endured so much on his own, and will age out in a year’s time.  But that year offers a family, his family, more than enough time to bring their son home.

Davis is an adorable 13-year old boy who is brave, resilient, and kind in the face of the many terrible tragedies he has endured in his young life.

Davis was discovered in 2006 after surviving a terrible flood in his home town. Sadly, authorities in the area where not able to find Davis’ family, and he was taken to live in the orphanage. His medical file states that he has hydrocephalus, but advocates at his orphanage believe he instead suffered from a brain injury as a result of surviving the natural disaster. Thankfully Davis has had an incredible rehabilitation center that provided him with the support and treatment he needed in order to thrive. Thanks to the organization, Davis went from being completely dependent on his caregivers to becoming fully independent. He began to truly thrive and started to excel in both his studies and his hobbies. In February of 2015, it was discovered that Davis had a benign brain tumor on his cerebellum. The doctors performed an emergency surgery that thankfully went extremely well, and Davis once again began the long road of recovery and rehabilitation. Two months after the emergency surgery, Davis started to become independent once again. He could feed and clothe himself and began speaking again. Although his speech was slurred, he was doing better each day and was becoming more and more understandable. In early April 2015 Davis had a second surgery to place an external shunt to drain fluid from the area where the tumor was located and to allow for brain growth. The surgery went well and the plan is to remove the external shunt after 6- 12 months.

Doctors have stated that there is always the possibility of the tumor re-occurring, but they have continued to do follow-up scans and have stated that Davis is doing incredibly well! Davis is a resilient and brave boy who is incredibly sweet and loving despite the tragedies he has had to endure. He is learning English and is very hopeful that he can still find his forever family.

GRANTS:  $17, 000.  He has touched the heart of his caregivers, teachers, and advocates so much so that they have raised money for his adoption costs! Currently, Davis has a $5000. through Baobei Foundation, has a private grant for $2000. and is eligible for an additional $10,000. through Reese’s Rainbow.

VIDEO Available:  Davis has a video available for interested families to view.  In this video, he shares his desire to have a family of his own.

For more information about adopting one of the thousands of children who wait for a family in China, to learn more about hosting and how you can directly change the life of a child and to learn more about DJ, please contact me via Contact Adopt(able) Waiting Child

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