|Igor & "Jacob"|
The older one is also in a good orphanage, relatively speaking. The caregivers there generally care about the children and want the best for them. However, due to a much lower staff-to-child ratio and a lack of time/knowledge/resources, their practices are often based on ignorance, convenience and necessity rather than the best interest of the child. At this orphanage, one-on-one attention is simply not possible with groups of two dozen children with varying abilities being cared for by just one or two caregivers. What’s more, for reasons unknown, this brother was labelled “bedridden” and sentenced to a laying room. Instead of going outside and playing freely in his room, the older brother is confined to a bed with nothing to do day in and day out but listen to moaning and crying of those around him.
Despite being in one of the better orphanages, Igor is not coping well. Although his smile and hearty chuckle are precious beyond words, they are hard to draw out. Instead, Igor spends a good part of his day banging his head against the floor with such force that the thumps resound through the room leaving imprints on your soul.
“Jacob” on the other hand is just a happy little boy. He may spend his days confined to a bed but by some miracle, that has not diminished his joy one bit – he is just a little bundle of smiles and laughter!
Two bothers. So alike in appearance, so different in personality, yet on the inside they are exactly the same; just two little boys who desperately need to be rescued from a life of despair and be given the hope of a family.
Please, somebody, take that leap and rescue these precious brothers!
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