In spite of a rough start in life, Keith (2005) is an inspirational little boy with a tenacious spirit for survival. At first glance it might seem Keith isn't able to express himself much, but he has his ways to let you know when he needs a little more attention. Keith is receiving therapy which helps him achieve some basic communicative responses such as acknowledging his name when called and doing some tracking with his eyes. Keith responds positively to hearing familiar voices – which can get him to hold up his head for a few seconds – and likes when someone reads to him.
Keith was born with a condition named Mitochondrial Disease and has also been diagnosed with GERD, mild hearing loss, visual impairment and a seizure disorder. Keith is feeding-tube dependent and is receiving several intervention therapies including physical, occupational, and visual. A family with some medical background would especially be beneficial for Keith, but it isn't a requirement. Training and support services are available for that special family with the heart to give more love than is outwardly received and the capabilities to meet Keith's special health care needs.
Keith enjoys being outdoors, soaking in sun. He is legally blind so he also tends to gravitate towards sounds. Keith is a gentle child who is drawn to warmth – whether it's the warmth found in the sun or in the voice and touch of someone who cares for him. There is more to Keith than meets the eye.For more information about adoption:
Please call 866-921- ADOPT (2367)
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