The mama sent me many photos, as well as many videos. As I sat and clicked through the photos and read the messages full of things about this boy, I felt my heart slowly growing attached. I felt my heart start to ache. As she sent me links to videos of this boy, I started watching them, and reading more about him. My heart was slowly breaking, and attaching to him.
The marks on the side of his head are from him banging his head on the side of the crib. It's called self stimulation. He has been left alone for so long that he rocks, and self abuses just to feel something. In many of the videos he will use his hand and rapidly hit the side of the crib, or the floor. He does anything to feel alive, right now this sweet boy is merely existing He isn't living, because he has been forgotten. He has no life outside of that crib. He has been tucked away into the dark corners of the world, and left to die. He is not worthy of life in his country. He isn't loved, or wanted.
Do you see that smile? Do you see that Jason has not given up hope? Do you see that he is waiting for a family to choose him? Do you see the sparkle in Jason's eyes? Do you see what I see? A little boy full of life, just waiting to blossom and be loved. He is waiting for someone to take a step in faith and come to his rescue. Jason turns 10 on April 10th. He doesn't looks 10 does he? Well he is. That is 10 first birthdays that went un-noticed. That is 10 first Christmas' that he can never get back. 10 years of his life spent locked away, in a place where he doesn't belong. Please help Kaitlyn, and I make this Jason's last birthday alone. This time next year, I want him in a family, being loved and cherished. Forever and ever.
With God by our side, nothing can stop us or prevent us from finding this boy his family.