FAMILY PARTNERS PROGRAMME | Haozi
Haozi’s family is one of eight families featured on our hope4families.today website.
“Haozi is an adorable little six-year-old girl with a developmental delay and a slight intellectual disability.”
Her family lives over an hour away from our FPP Service Centre. Haozi and her mother make the trek weekly to participate in physical therapy sand special education with our FPP professionals.
Haozi’s father renovates houses for a living and also does the interior of new homes. He works in the neighbourhood and comes home for meals. Haozi is always very excited when she sees her father come home. Some other relatives work with her father and join the family for lunch most days. Her grandmother does the cooking, and everyone treats Haozi very kindly. She loves to have a big bowl of rice with tofu at mealtimes.
Haozi loves to have guests in her home. On one of our visits, she insisted on helping her mother cut watermelon and “host” our Cross Care team. Though shy at first, she warmed up quickly and became intensely curious about the “thing” our group had brought to her home in the box. She liked her new study table and chairs and behaved very well when she had class later sitting at her new table.
Our Cross Care team has been visiting the family to provide therapy and support for Haozi. Since those visits began, her balance has improved as well as her ability to both walk and jump. This is great news because Haozi likes to run around in her home.
Our FPP international volunteer Miss Dorothee began offering Haozi speech and language therapy via video call during the pandemic. Though she was homebound, Haozi has continued to increase her comprehension of new words.
Haozi’s mother regularly sends videos to our Cross Care team to show their progress. We are so blessed to serve this family and take part in all the little steps Haozi is making in her journey.
If you would like to follow Haozi’s story and the work of our Cross Care Team, visit hope4families.today and see up-to-the-minute developments, along with stories and photos of the families we serve.
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