Jocelyn has a Family!
Upon admission, she was quiet and shy. She soon learned to communicate with children and staff. Although she missed out on early educational opportunities, Jocelyn is now in school and is taking her studies very seriously. She only attends school in the morning since the afternoon includes physical education and she cannot use her legs well enough to participate. She gets along well with her classmates and has very close friends at school and at the orphanage. Her caretakers say that she cares for other children like she is their big sister. She will help children dress and eat and helps the caregivers however she can.
Drawing and reading are two of Jocelyn’s favorite pastimes. She also enjoys singing and playing games with other children. When asked what she wants to be when she grows up, she said she wants to be a hairdresser.
Jocelyn’s file states that her special need is meningomyelocele and deformity of lower limbs. She walks with an awkward gait and is said to fall easily. She received surgery for her condition including cauda equine relaxing and repair in May 2005. Her file includes her surgery report, growth and development reports, vaccination records, lab results, as well as pictures and video.