Alenah’s Home staff, where Kang Kang currently lives, encourage him to strengthen his arms through a variety of everyday activities. The teacher said Kang Kang’s arms don’t have much strength. When brushing his teeth, the teacher will remind Kang Kang to move his arms not his head. Kang Kang participates in his class and will answer the questions readily. When working on rehabilitation training, Kang Kang will tell himself “You can do it!! ” When he feels tired, he will tell the rehab teacher to have a rest. Kang Kang has learned some poems and nursery rhythms. Now, Kang Kang knows how to use the wheelchair with only his right hand.
Kang Kang is four and a half years old. He was abandoned at 10 months old and taken to his orphanage. Kang Kang does not walk yet because he has trouble controlling his limbs. He is extremely intelligent and very observant of his surroundings. Here’s a little tidbit from one of Kang Kang’s nannies: “Once everyone is taking activities in the yard, suddenly, Kevin says “Mum, a bird, a bird” excitedly, we see him throw his head back and point to the sky happily, then we know he found flying bird, Haha.”
Kang Kang participated in our Beijing hosting program a few months ago. Here’s what his hosting mom had to say:
I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity to spend so much time developing a strong, intimate bond with Kangkang over these two weeks. Kangkang’s positive, affectionate energy and easygoing personality more than make up for his disability, and any family would be very lucky to have him.