Erica has a family!
Born October 2002 * loss of vision in one eye / some hearing loss (wears hearing aids) *
Erica has vision loss in one eye and hearing deficits. She is currently using hearing aids that have improved her hearing. She is able to hear well enough to follow spoken directions. Erica can do addition to 100, and she can write her name. She has excellent self care abilities, and often helps out in caring for the younger children in her foster home.
She came into care as an abandoned child when she was about 2 years old. They discovered she had vision loss in one eye. They thought at that time she was totally deaf. She was placed with a foster family, who taught her to use some basic signs. After a while, the foster mother realized Toni could hear louder sounds and voices. Toni has attended a school for the deaf since last year, where she receives speech therapy. She is now wearing hearing aids, which have enhanced her hearing. Toni is learning to speak. She is able to hear well enough to follow spoken directions. Toni can do addition to 100, and she can write her name. She has excellent self care abilities, and can also help out in caring for the younger children. Toni sets the table, and folds her own laundry. She is very polite. Toni’s caregiver has been encouraging her to be more out going and enthusiastic. She loves to play outdoors with her friends, and is very active. Toni enjoys drawing and making handicrafts, and in her quiet time, watches cartoons and other TV shows. In her videos, you can see how serious Toni appears. She realizes her time to find a family is short, and she is concerned. Toni needs a family who will help her learn all she has missed educationally, and help her blossom.
Erica has a $10,000 grant through Reece’s Rainbow, an expected orphanage fee waiver, and Heartsent is likely going to offer a grant too! All that being said- let’s get her home!