Elijah was born on March 30, 2012, with Congenital Cytomegalovirus, Microcephaly, Spastic Quadriparesis, Cerebal Palsy, Seizure Disorder and global developmental delay. He also has hearing and vision loss. He spent the first 2 months of his life in the NICU receiving platelet transfusions. Elijah by far, is the strongest, and happiest child I have ever met. Elijah came into our home on March 6 2014, by what I consider a very unselfish decision by his biological mother. I met Elijah and his family at the end of January 2014, after doing charity work for his family that had lost everything in a house fire. Elijah came into my house very unexpected. I am not a foster parent, and was not 'looking' for a child to add to my family. I understand I could have said no, or I could have turned him over to the state, but instead I welcomed him with open arms, and promised to love him as my own, and give him the best quality of life possible. Due to certain circumstances, Elijah had not received the much needed therapy he has needed since birth. I have been working really hard to get Elijah all the care and therapy he needs. He is making wonderful progress. Elijah does have insurance, but it doesn't cover a lot of the extra care he deserves. Please keep Elijah in your prayers. He has a long road ahead, but I know that he will fight through it.
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