Saturday, July 12, 2014

Meet Our 'Gem': Jason

               I am so very excited to introduce you to yet another one of our 'Gems'

here at our home:

The Gem Foundation

Most are able to readily understand that
care for a special needs gem is entirely 
different than those without significant need.

Due to this reality,

The Gem Foundation 

has created a "team" for each Gem
which will consist of several 
team members who contribute to their
Gem's care. 
Each team member will be sent 
regular updates, pictures and information
that will give each team member 
the joy of personally 'knowing' their gem.


This little man stole a piece of my heart from the moment I met him.

His name:


He's one of the oldest in our home at 11 years old.

He is beyond adorable.

I met him several months ago

before I even knew he would be joining our home.

I was continually reminded of  Jason and his precious face!

When I found out that Watoto wanted to transfer him to our home,

I was overjoyed!!

I just love the way God was working behind the scenes!

Jason has severe Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy
and he also suffers from Scoliosis in his spine
making it painful to sit.

His Scoliosis causes Jason to have trouble breathing.

Jason faces each new day with determination and fights on.

He has good days and he has bad days.

He communicates using soft moans and is always looking
for another kiss or rub on the forehead.

Jason eats through a feeding tube as he has trouble gaining weight 
and keeping food down.

He loves to be cuddled and to be read to and
he really enjoys hearing other people sing.

We are so excited to see Jason thrive in our care,
as we pray for healing for our sweet boy!

We know that with God all things are possible and we cling to hope,
that someday he will eat solid food without a feeding tube.

If you are interested in being part of Jason's team,
please email us at:

Please make the subject:

"Jason's Team"

1 comment:

Maude said...

Have you guys thought of using some Pictures to communicate with him or even some signs if he can use his hands? My son has CP and he communicates with signs!